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NH radiologists' computer hacked by gamers

January 20, 2011

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ROCHESTER, N.H.—A New Hampshire radiology practice says its computer server was broken into by hackers looking for more bandwidth so they could play the online game "Call of Duty: Black Ops."

Seacoast Radiology in Rochester said in a Jan. 11 letter to its patients that information such as name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, some medical information and limited billing information was contained on the server that was broken in to. But no radiology reports, images or financial information were on the server.

The attack was discovered Nov. 12 and the computer taken offline immediately.

Lisa MacKenzie, spokeswoman for a company brought in to secure the server, tells Foster's Daily Democrat there's no indication any information was compromised.

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Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com