Huntsville Hospital in Alabama is reporting the information of job applicants who applied to the facility may be at risk after a breach at a recruiting firm it uses.
The hospital’s online application vendor Jobscience, a cloud computing firm that helps staffing and recruiting organizations, experienced a breach which could affect thousands across the country.
"Regrettably, we’ve learned that Jobscience, Inc., the vendor which we’ve used for online employment application services since 2006, had a data breach which may have involved information from individuals who applied for jobs at Huntsville Hospital. Because of this, notification letters are being sent to the affected persons,” the hospital said in a release.
"Although we have no indication that any information has been misused in any way, out of an abundance of caution, we are offering identity theft protection to those job applicants whose Social Security Number may have been compromised."
Letters were sent out to employees and applicants who were affected and identity protection services are offered to anyone who may have been compromised by the incident.