Huntsville Hospital job applicants’ information could be at risk after data breach

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 breach could affect thousands across the country, but if you’ve applied to the hospital it could impact you too.

The hospital’s online application vendor Jobscience is a cloud computing firm that helps to staff and recruiting organizations.

The hospital sent the following release Thursday afternoon: “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.”

“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. The hospital no longer uses the services of Jobscience,” the hospital said in the release.

Huntsville Hospital sent out letters to employees and applicants letting them know that their information could have been breached and identity protection services are offered to anyone who may have been compromised by the incident.

Burr Ingram, a spokesperson for Huntsville Hospital, says there is no indication that any information has been misused in any way but there is a possibility.

Jobscience has not commented on this matter so far.

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