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CSRA health center records hacked

A health center in the CSRA was victim to a cyber attack.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said that an unknown person hacked into medical records at the Margaret J. Weston Health Center in Clearwater.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the case and said that there are no suspects.

The health center confirmed that on Sunday, a technology specialist at the Margaret J. Weston Health Center noticed that an unauthorized user was accessing medical records. Authorities said that the hacker got into a portal that gives you access to electronic medical software that stores patient information.

Clearwater resident Michelle Gregory says her family has been patients at the facility for years, and the hacker may have her personal information, or even worse, her five year old son's.

"It's just awful that something like that could happen especially at a doctor's office. All of your medical information gets out, there's no telling what they could do with it," said Gregory.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the case and said that there are no suspects. They said that it is unclear what the hacker was able to see or if any information was obtained. The medical center says that once they are aware of the damage they will contact the patients who may have been affected.

"With my whole family being there, that's invasion of your privacy, you don't everybody knowing why you're going to the doctor, or what you're getting medical attention for, or what they can use that for, against you or anything like that," said Gregory.

The medical center says that they are working on improving their security system to avoid future hacking incidents. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said that an unknown person hacked into medical records at the Margaret J. Weston Health Center in Clearwater.

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