GILLETTE, WY –
Campbell County Health (CCH) was the victim of a security incident that may affect some of their
employees’ personal information.
“Currently, it appears that an unauthorized individual, impersonating
a CCH executive, contacted an employee requesting W-2 information for
all of our employees who had taxable earnings in calendar year 2016,”
said Chief Executive Officer Andy Fitzgerald. “Unfortunately, before
it was determined that the request was fraudulent, the employee provided
these files. No protected health information for our employees or our
patients was released in this incident.”
The information delivered included social security numbers for CCH employees.
CCH has contacted local law enforcement and an cyber security response
team, both of which are actively working to identify the fraudulent party,
and help the organization take all necessary actions to protect their
CCH has informed CCH employees of the steps that they can take to guard
against fraud or identity theft, such as monitoring their bank account,
credit cards, tax returns and other personal or financial information,
as well as contacting major credit bureaus. At the expense of the organization,
CCH will be offering identity protection services from a leading identity
monitoring services company.
“We take this matter and the security of personal information very
seriously at CCH, and we will continue to review and enhance our security
practices to further secure our systems,” said Andy Fitzgerald.