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Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are notifying patients and employees whose personal information may have been compromised in a data security breach last fall. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the breach may have affected up to 219,000 people in Nebraska and other states. Health system officials said in a statement that an investigation begun in late September found no evidence that peoples’ personal information from the breach had been used to commit fraud or identity theft. System technology employees discovered the problem on Sept. 20.

The Nebraska Capitol's public wireless internet was turned off temporarily after a “critical security breach" this week. Sen. Mike Hilgers, chairman of the Legislature's Executive Board, says the Wi-Fi was shut down to protect the state's network and the private information held by state lawmakers and other state officials. Hilgers says state officials don't know who caused the breach and were still investigating. He said the internet service would return as soon as it's safe.

Hospital Addresses Data Breach

Dec 4, 2019

Nebraska Medicine is addressing a recent data breach.  Hospital officials released a statement yesterday noting that the breach was discovered in October during an audit of the medical record system.  The audit revealed that an employee accessed records outside of their job responsibility sometime between July 11th and October 1st, and that worker was immediately fired.  The hospital says letters have been sent to patients whose medical and personal information was accessed, and free credit monitoring is being offered for a year.


Hy-Vee Website Has Data Breach Info

Oct 7, 2019

(Undated)  --  Some Nebraska Hy-Vee locations were affected by a recent data breach incident.  You can now find out specifically which stores were impacted by visiting Hy-Vee's website.  Twelve different Market Grille and Pay at the Pump locations in Omaha and Lincoln, from a date range going back to last November, are on the list.  Hy-Vees in Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Kearney and Papillion are also included.