Nationwide company EmCare states a breach exposed data including in some cases their Social Security numbers and information.

Company representative Aliese Polk explained personal info was included by the employee email accounts on over 60,000 people, for example about 31,000 patients.

The firm, located in Plantation, Florida, claims it does not know if the information was obtained, and there is no indication.

EmCare said it began notifying individuals that were affected on Friday. It said it is taking extra security steps to prevent another breach, including giving information about email protection to employees.

The company said it ordered for providers and identity protection for employees and patients whose Social Security or license numbers were vulnerable.

EmCare and competitors like TeamHealth provide other solutions for hospitals and billing and emergency room staffing.

A Yale University study last year found when EmCare gets a contract to conduct an emergency area, it renders insurance networks and then presents surprisingly substantial out-of-network bills to patients. EmCare explained the study as flawed and dated.


This story has been adjusted to show the business is now based in Plantation, Florida.