University of New Mexico Health (UNM Health) recently announced that more than 637,000 patients may have had some of their personal information compromised. The security breach was discovered on June 4, 2021 and an investigation was immediately launched
to determine the extent and scope of the breach.
According to HIPPA Journal and a company-issued statement, UNM Health learned that on May 2, 2021, an unauthorized third party
gained access to its network and potentially viewed and exfiltrated files from its systems that contained patients’ protected health information. The type of data accessed could include names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers, patient
identification numbers, health insurance information, and clinical information related to the healthcare services provided by UNM Health. The Social Security numbers of a limited number of patients were also potentially compromised in the breach.
UNM Health said its medical record systems were not affected.
UNM Health is reaching out directly to individuals potentially affected. Complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services have been offered to all individuals whose Social Security number was exposed.
As your trusted advisor, Nusenda Credit Union is monitoring the situation and will notify you if we detect suspicious activity on any of your accounts. To date, we have not identified any member-related fraud related to this breach, but members should
review their statements to confirm that listed transactions are valid via Mobile or Internet Banking, and notify us immediately of any unauthorized transactions at 505-889-7755 (800-347-2838 outside the Albuquerque area).
For more information on how we protect member financial information, visit our Account Security page. As a reminder, all transactions made with your credit union debit or credit cards are protected by Visa's® Zero Liability policy, which
protects you from fraudulent charges.