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Barry University’s Computer System Hacked

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Barry University is notifying patients of its Foot and Ankle Institute that their personal information and medical records may have stolen after the institute’s computer system was hacked.

The university announced Monday that the security breach was detected around May 14.

Officials say a school laptop infected by a form of malware software was used to gain access to private computer systems. CBS4 news partners The Miami Herald reports the university launched an investigation, hiring an outside computer forensic company.

The affected files have been restored to their original state.

The investigation revealed that some sensitive patient information may have been compromised. The number of patients affected was not made available.

The university is offering a complimentary 12-month credit monitoring service to those whose information was at risk.

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