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: EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say
We’re told the hackers obtained patients’ names, dates of birth, and some medical information back in April.READ MORE: Colts' Carson Wentz Choosing Rest, Rehab For Foot Injury, Remains Out Indefinitely
They also got some patients’ social security numbers.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Fire Crews Battle Junkyard Fire In Port Richmond
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.