Ransomware strikes Podiatry Office

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Bobby Yee, D.P.M. 

No. of Accounts Breached: 24,000 patients

What was affected: Medical files, including patient personal information. The altered information may have included first name, last name, address, telephone number, age, gender, date of birth, Social Security number, health insurance policy number, and patient medical records.

When it happened: October 29th, 2018

How it arrived: On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee was the victim of a ransomware attack which resulted in the unauthorized alteration and potential corruption of their medical files, including patient personal information. Importantly, there is no evidence suggesting that personal or medical information was viewed or exfiltrated.

Outcome: Once we became aware, we promptly took steps to protect your personal information and to determine the nature and scope of the issue. If there is indeed any alteration or corruption of your personal information, we may need to reconfirm or reconstruct the data, including your medical information.

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