Johns Hopkins employees included in data breach

Posted at 6:25 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 06:57:09-04

A data breach could put some Johns Hopkins employees' information at risk. The breach happened at Newkirk Products Inc., which issues health care identification cards for Johns Hopkins Hospital and University employees.

According to Newkirk, the cyber attack was discovered July 6, but the breach is believed to have begun on May 21. The company has no evidence to date that such data has been used inappropriately. 

At risk information includes: the member’s name, mailing address, type of plan, member and group ID number, names of dependents enrolled in the plan, primary care provider, and in some cases, date of birth, premium invoice information and Medicaid ID number. 

A member's Social Security number, banking or credit card information, medical information and any insurance claims information were not included in the breached server.

Letters are being sent to affected employees. These letters include an explanation of the incident, an offer of two years of free identity protection and restoration services from Newkirk and information about additional ways impacted individuals can protect themselves. 

For more information about the data breach, visit the Newkirk website here.

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