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Augusta University announces limited data breach

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Augusta University officials have completed an investigation into a breach of email accounts in September.

According to a news release, a phishing attack on faculty email accounts at Augusta University and AU Medical Center potentially compromised the data of less than 1 percent of patients.

Phishing is the practice of sending out fraudulent emails purporting to be from reputable sources in hopes of tricking recipients into revealing passwords or other personal information.

The incident took place Sept. 7-9. When the issue was detected, affected accounts were disabled, passwords were changed and account monitoring was heightened. An investigation, concluded…

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