CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The Medical University of South Carolina says financial information for about 7,000 customers was stolen when someone hacked data from an outside credit card processer.
The hospital says that someone overseas hacked into the Blackhawk Consulting Group, a credit card processing company based in Illinois.
Most of those affected are South Carolina residents who paid MUSC with a credit card over the phone or online between June 30th and August 21st.
The school learned about the breach August 22nd.
Hospital Executive Director Dr. Pat Cawley says that's a relatively small number, considering that the hospital treats about one million people each year.
The hospital says there is no indication that patient medical records were accessed.
Cawley says the school is satisfied with how Blackhawk is responding to the problem.