Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford in Mississippi recently suffered data breach due to ransomware attack. According to the reports, the server was attacked in early July. The facility came to know about the incident on August 2, 2016.
As per the statement, “ We understand this may pose an inconvenience to you, and we sincerely regret that this situation has occurred.”
Facility regained control of the server and shut down its remote access. It is taking precaution to prevent the same type of incident. Affected information included patients’ names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other personal information. Any health information on file was also accessed.
“The investigation revealed it is very likely that the attack was carried out by criminal Russian hackers,” Urgent Care said in a letter signed by Dr. Willis Dabbs and Dr. David Coon. “Unfortunately, we cannot say which patients specifically may have been affected by this data breach.”
Facility did not specify number of affected patients by the incident. It has urged individuals to regularly check all credit and bank accounts and report any suspicious activity. Facility is also offering one year of complimentary identity protection services.
“We understand this may pose an inconvenience to you, and we sincerely regret that this situation has occurred,” Dabbs and Coon wrote. “Urgent Care is committed to providing quality care and service to all its patients, and that includes keeping your personal information as safe and secure as possible.”
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