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Colo. hospital's computers hit with virus

By Associated Press
Posted: March 15, 2014 - 4:15 pm ET

Officials at a Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital say the personal information of more than 5,000 patients may have been compromised by a computer virus that infected the hospital's computer system.

Valley View Hospital spokeswoman Stacey Gavrell says no medical information was compromised but other information, such as some bank account and Social Security numbers, may have been involved.

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Gavrell tells the Glenwood Springs Post Independent that the virus took screen shots of Internet web pages off selected hospital computers and stored the information in hidden, encrypted files within the hospital's system.

It's not clear whether the information was accessed and transmitted to anyone outside the hospital.

The hospital is notifying individuals who may have been affected and offering free identity- and credit -protection services for a year.

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