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MUSC Says Cyberattack Threatens 7,000 People

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The Medical University of South Carolina says financial information for about 7,000 customers was stolen when someone hacked data from an outside credit card processor. 

The hospital said Thursday that someone overseas hacked into the Blackhawk Consulting Group, a credit card processing company based in Illinois.

Hospital executive director Dr. Pat Cawley says the school is satisfied with how Blackhawk is responding to the problem.

Most of those affected are South Carolina residents who paid MUSC with a credit card over the phone or online between June 30 and Aug. 21. The school learned about the breach Aug. 22.

Cawley says that's a relatively small number, considering that the hospital treats about 1 million people each year.

The hospital says there is no indication that patient medical records were accessed.

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