Social security numbers, some patient treatment info involved in TMH cybersecurity incident
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare provided an update to the community Friday on what happened during the February cybersecurity incident.
The Friday notice was the first time TMH acknowledged its systems were accessed by a hacker, however TMH would not verify if a ransom was involved in the incident.
According to TMH, "unusual activity" was detected on Feb. 3. The hospital began an "investigation with the assistance of independent experts" and reported the suspicious activity to law enforcement.
"The investigation determined that an unauthorized person gained access to our computer network, and obtained certain files from our systems between January 26 and February 2, 2023," TMH stated.
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According to TMH, the information accessed varied by patient and included "names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, and/or limited treatment information related to care received at TMH."
Neither financial information nor TMH’s electronic medical records were involved in the compromised files.
TMH said it has begun mailing the approximately 20,000 patients who may have been affected.
For more information, go to https://www.tmh.org/news/2023/notice-to-patients-regarding-it-security-event.
This article originally appeared on Tallahassee Democrat: TMH: Hacker obtained patient data, no financial info in computer breach