Security Breach At Vidant Pungo Hospital

A local hospital is warning about an information security breach for some of their patients.

Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven is sending letters to as many of the people affected as they can find, after paper jackets that had contained old radiology films were accidentally sent out with the trash to a local landfill.

The paper jackets contained the name, address, date of birth, age, sex, race and the date and name of the radiology procedure. No financial information discarded.

The hospital says that information for 1,100 patients is at risk. Vidant Pungo Hospital says there is no indication so far, of fraud.