Alexander County Emergency Medical Services report MOVEit related data breach

published: Aug. 23, 2023

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Alexander County, North Carolina is reporting a data breach within its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, affecting not only Alexander County but also neighboring counties.

The cause of the breach is the compromise of Progress Software Corp.'s MOVEit Transfer tool used by the EMS billing services provider EMS Management and Consultants (EMS|MC).

While no misuse has been detected, EMS|MC is advising potentially affected individuals to remain cautious, providing steps to safeguard their information.

The compromised patient data includes

  • names,
  • dates of transport,
  • social security numbers,
  • birthdates,
  • encounter/transport numbers,
  • billing codes,
  • other ambulance transport-related information.

EMS|MC encourages vigilance against identity theft by reviewing account statements and benefits explanations, offering additional information on their website and a dedicated call center for inquiries.

Alexander County Emergency Medical Services report MOVEit related data breach