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Over 200 people affected by phishing scam involving Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District information

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 14:39:01-05

A "phishing scam" has led to the release of private Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District information, affecting approximately 253 current and past employees.

A person posing as a legitimate employee made the request for the information via email.

The scam led to the attacker receiving social security numbers and W-2 forms. There was no actual break-in or hacking of any computer systems. No patient information was obtained.

However, one case of tax fraud has been confirmed as a result.

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a warning about similar scams.

Adventist Health has notified all affected individuals and offered them free credit monitoring services for the next 12 months.