69,777 Patients Impacted by Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth Hacking Incident

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth has discovered an unauthorized individual gained access to its computer systems and potentially obtained patients’ billing information. The breach was detected on June 4, 2020 and steps were immediately taken to prevent further unauthorized access. The breach investigation revealed the hacker gained access to the network on May 20, 2020.

A review of the compromised computer systems revealed the hacker potentially accessed files containing patients’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, insurance information, and information regarding the reason for visits.

Cybersecurity professionals were...

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