The Affordacare Urgent Care Clinic, a network of medical providers based in Texas, has officially confirmed a combination data breach-ransomware attack that exposed sensitive information. The company is claiming that social security numbers were not impacted in the incident, despite security experts having demonstrated that the attackers have published stolen documents containing patients' and employees' SSNs.
The attack, which took place around Feb. 1, has been attributed to the Maze ransomware group, and was originally reported several weeks ago by Databreaches.net. On Tuesday, the Abilene Reporter News reported that the company, which operates five locations across West Texas, has since notified patients of the breach by letter. The report also cites a press release -- which SC Media has so far been unable to obtain -- in which the company states that it first learned of the incident on Feb. 4.
Affordacare also has set up an FAQ page, which says affected information includes patient name, address, telephone number, date of birth, age, date of visit, location of visit, reason for visit, insurance plan provider, insurance plan policy number, insurance group number, treatment codes and descriptions, and health care provider comments.
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