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May 21, 2013

Data Breach Impacts Nearly 10,000

Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates out of Charlotte, North Carolina reported a data breach of their company website this past week. A hacker targeted a security flaw in their system, retrieving accesss to a database containing 9,988 customer's personal information including credit card numbers.

"No medical information was comprised," the practice said. They are now working to build a more secure website and have enlisted the help of the FBI to investigate the breach. This security issue is just one of many that have occurred in the area:

"Data breaches have become increasingly common as more financial transactions migrate online. More than 1,500 separate instances involving 4.8 million people in North Carolina have been reported since 2005, according to the N.C. Department of Justice." - Charlotte Observer

CBIZ Security & Advisory Services, LLC is working to eliminate data breaches before they occur. Having a secure website is only one part of data breach preparation. If you are having trouble deciding whether you meet data security standards, use this quick PCI Assessment tool to evaluate your payment card industry compliance.

Click here to read the full report from the Charlotte Observer. Visit www.cbiz.com/pci for more information regarding CBIZ Security & Advisory Services, LLC and contact Karen Cassella (kcassella@cbiz.com), Executive Vice President, CBIZ SAS at (901) 685-5575 or email the CBIZ SAS team at pci@cbiz.com.

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