Office break-in leads to data breach

August 10th, 2015 by admin Leave a reply »

Dr. Olartino Dyoco sent data breach notification letters to patients after certain information was potentially exposed following an office break-in. According to a copy of the breach notification letter, physician office was burglarized and several computers were stolen. Affected information includes patient names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, insurance numbers, treatment codes, and billing information.

“The circumstances that resulted in this breach were unforeseeable, and Dr. Dyoco assures you that he has heightened procedures and safeguards to prevent a recurrence of this situation,” stated the letter, which was dated July 13, 2015. “He added levels of encryption to his computer systems, and advised his staff with regard to security training anything to avoid this situation in the future.”

The incident was reported to the Fresno, California police department. Individuals having questions are encouraged to contact the medical office’s attorney.

The data breach notification letter failed to specify number of patients affected. Also it was not clear whether computers were encrypted. However, the letter did say that patients’ “security, confidentiality, integrity and privacy of patient personal information are highly valued by Dr. Dyoco.”

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