By Doug Pollack of ID Experts
There must be something in the water this year. There has been an epidemic of tax fraud that has affected employees of several healthcare organizations. And it now seems like cyber security experts are getting to the root cause of how this was done. In the news lately was a data breach that occurred at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After weeks of what seemed like agonizing analysis and discovery, officials there have determined that around 27,000 of their employees were impacted by a cyber attack, as noted in an article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Now to make things worse, there has been a lawsuit seeking class action status on behalf of the 62,000 UPMC employees filed against UPMC by Michael Kraemer, a Pittsburgh attorney.
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