Tampa General Hospital has revealed a data breach that may have affected the information of approximately 1.2 million patients.
The hospital authorities in a statement said it first detected unusual activity on its computer systems on May 31, 2023. During the immediate investigation attempt, it was confirmed that unauthorized access had occurred between May 12 and May 30, 2023, resulting in the extraction of specific files containing sensitive patient data.
TGH said the compromised information varied by individual and included names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health insurance details, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, dates of service and limited treatment information used for business operations.
The threat actor’s encryption attempts were foiled thanks to its vigilant monitoring systems and skilled technology professionals, preventing a severe disruption in patient care. The hospital clarified that its electronic medical record system remained untouched and secure throughout the incident.
Tampa General Hospital has reported the breach to the FBI, cooperating to aid in identifying the perpetrators behind this cyber-attack.
In light of this breach, all affected individuals should protect themselves immediately. Monitoring financial accounts closely, reviewing credit reports regularly, and remaining vigilant for any suspicious activity is crucial.TGH alert