CHARLESTON – In the aftermath of the announcement that more than 3,600 Charleston Area Medical Center patients have had their personal information made public because of an Internet security breach, the Attorney General's Office had said it had head of reports of phone calls being made by people claiming to be the hospital looking for information.

Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office said someone has been calling people at random and claiming to be an employee of the hospital who wants to be sure that all personal information remains secure.

The hospital already has notified the patients whose information was listed on the compromised Web site by mail, and no phone calls are being made.

The Internet security breach was announced Feb. 16 after a Nitro resident alerted the Attorney General's Office when she discovered it.

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