MCALLEN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — McAllen Surgical specialty Center, Ltd. (“McAllen Surgical”) is providing notice of an incident that could affect the concealment of information of certain employees and patients for whom it provided medical care. spell McAllen Surgical is unaware of any actual or attempted misuse of this information, McAllen Surgical takes this incident very seriously and are providing information about the incident, their answer to it, and resources available to individuals to help protect their information, should they feel it appropriate to fare so. What Happened? On May 14, 2021, McAllen Surgical discovered encrypted files on 1 of its servers. McAllen Surgical immediately launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists, to see the nature and scope of the activity. McAllen Surgical’s investigation determined that an unauthorized player gained access to certain computers and servers between May 12, 2021 and May 14, 2021. McAllen Surgical then worked diligently to identify which computers were impacted, what information was stored on those computers, and to whom the information on those computers relates. On July 22, 2021, as part of the investigation, McAllen Surgical determined it was unable to rein out whether any computers or servers housing patient information were accessed. Therefore, although McAllen Surgical has no indication that any patient information was actually viewed or taken, they are providing observation in an abundance of cautiousness because sensitive info was present on the network at the time of the unauthorized access. What information Was Involved? McAllen Surgical conducted a thorough retrospect of the relevant systems to identify the types of info stored there and to whom it related. McAllen Surgical’s brushup determined that sensitive information was present in the affected systems and it is possible that this information could have been accessed or acquired by an unauthorized actor. spell the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected individual, the scope of information potentially involved includes: name; address; social surety number; health insurance information; date of service; provider name; medical record number; and patient number. How will Individuals Know If They Are Affected By This Incident? McAllen Surgical is mailing notice letters to the individuals identified as impacted. If an individual did not obtain a letter but would like to cognize if they are affected, they may telephone McAllen Surgical’s dedicated assistance line, detailed below. What McAllen Surgical is Doing. McAllen Surgical takes the confidentiality, privacy, and certificate of information in its care seriously. Upon discovery, McAllen Surgical immediately commenced an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of the incident. In reaction to this incident, McAllen Surgical is reviewing and enhancing existing policies and procedures. Whom Should Individuals contact For More Information? If individuals have questions or would like additional information, they may call McAllen Surgical’s dedicated assistance line, 866-581-1076 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Central Time, monday through Friday. For more information on what you can fare if you think you were impacted by this incident, read the full pressure release on PRNewswire. SOURCE McAllen Surgical Specialty Center, Ltd.
About HackNotice and TX: Unable to determine what was accessed in cyberattack, McAllen Surgical Specialty Center, Ltd. is notifying patients as well as employees