21st Century Oncology has informed patients that their patient database was compromised late last year.
An operator of one of the biggest networks of cancer treatment centers in the United States has announced that its patient information database was compromised.
21st Century Oncology has released a statement informing patients that their personal information may have been illegally acquired by a third party who via unauthorized access to the network’s database late last year. Following a tip-off by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 21st Century hired a forensics firm who identified a hack in the system on October 3, 2015. The data breach included patients’ names, social security numbers, physicians’ names, diagnosis and treatment information, and insurance information, according to 21st Century. “We have no evidence that any medical records were accessed,” the notice states.
In their notice, 21st Century has assured patients that it has bolstered its security system and is currently working with the FBI on their investigation.
You can read the notice here.