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FMCSA: Hacking attempt of National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website a failure

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Washington — A recent attempt to hack the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website was unsuccessful and no personal information was exposed, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

“FMCSA and [the Department of Transportation] will continue to work to address these issues as the website is brought fully back online,” the agency states in an April 20 press release.

FMCSA is requesting that the registry’s more than 58,000 certified medical examiners separate all exams on commercial truck and bus drivers that were completed while the website was offline and prepare to upload them – without penalty – to the national registry system when it is fully available.

Certified medical examiners can continue to perform physical qualification exams and issue a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876, to all qualified drivers, the release states. Health care professionals seeking to become certified medical examiners still can register on the website.

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