Vancouver-based Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery was reportedly hit by hackers. The attack may have compromised 2,800 patients’ records. The breach occurred after an employee’s email account was hacked. The healthcare firm has notified the affected individuals about the breach.
The healthcare organization said that an unidentified person gained access to an employee’s email account on May 22, Health Data Management reported. The organization claimed that it immediately conducted a forensic investigation, enlisting the assistance of a computer forensic company.
“We quickly took action and notified our IT department of the incident, who prevented any further unauthorized access. We also retained a computer forensic company and conducted a detailed forensic investigation to determine what information may have been accessed,” a notification letter sent by the Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery reported, Health Data Management reported.
The information compromised by the breach may include names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, financial account information and limited health information of patients.
Following the breach, the firm implemented a few remedial security measures such as deploying two-factor authentication and a password change policy. In addition, the organization also plans to provide training and education to employees on how to identify suspicious emails.
The organization is also providing identity theft protection and credit monitoring services to its patients.