PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A warning for some Jefferson Health cancer patients: your personal information could be in the hands of hackers.
The health system says the cyberattack involves a vendor called Elekta, which handles patient information for cancer treatments.READ MORE: GUIDE: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Philadelphia Region
We’re told the hackers obtained patients’ names, dates of birth, and some medical information back in April.READ MORE: Schwarber Hits 3-Run HR, Harper-Less Phils Beat Padres 8-5
They also got some patients’ social security numbers.MORE NEWS: Viewing Underway For Fallen Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson In South Philadelphia: 'It's A Terrible Tragedy'
Jefferson Health is contacting everyone who is affected and will offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to people whose social security numbers were stolen.