MOLINE — Information about Black Hawk College employees and their dependents could have been compromised in a hack of a former insurance provider's server.
Summit Reinsurance Services Inc. has notified the college that the names, Social Security numbers, health insurance information and medical records of 1,000 current and former employees could have been accessed after Summit's servers were infected, according to a BHC news release. The information also may have been compromised for these employees' dependents, according to BHC.
The breach did not involve BHC computers or networks, the release stated.
The company said that, so far, the information does not appear to have been misused. Summit is issuing letters with safety recommendations to those who may be at risk, the BHC release stated.
The company also plans to establish a call center and arrange for free access to one year of credit monitoring for those who may be affected.
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The breach, thought to have occurred in March, was discovered in August. At that time Summit — which contracted with Health Alliance, Black Hawk's former third-party health insurance administrator — began investigating.