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[ISN] Scandinavian gamers hack NH medical center to play Call of Duty; compromise records of 230,000

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Date: Fri Jan 14 2011 - 08:03:36 GMT
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By CLYNTON NAMUO
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent
Jan. 13 2011

ROCHESTER -- Some Scandinavian nerds went above and beyond to play their
favorite video game last year when they hacked a server for Seacoast
Radiology to get more bandwidth, a move that gave them access to the
personal information of more than 230,000 patients.

The gamers preyed on the server to play "Call of Duty: Black Ops," a
popular, first-person military-style game that can be played online,
said Lisa MacKenzie, a spokesman for ID Experts, an outside security
firm brought in to deal with the data breach.

"Based on the investigation, there's no belief that any personal
information was compromised in any way," MacKenzie said. "They were not
hacking in to get any medical billing codes or any personal information
or anything like that."

The radiology practice discovered the hack on Nov. 12 after IT officials
noticed bandwidth was being leeched and immediately shut off access to
the server.

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