Urology Austin reports patient data breach
A clinic with locations throughout Central Texas is warning patients their records — including medical information — might have been obtained during a data breach.
In a letter sent this week, Urology Austin says it was the victim of a ransomware attack on Jan. 22.
“Within minutes, we were alerted to the attack, our computer network was shut down, and we began an investigation,” the letter says. “We also began to take steps to restore the impacted data and our operations.”
Urology Austin says records it believes were obtained during the attack include names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and medical records.
The clinic says it isn’t aware of the records being misused, but Urology Austin is providing affected patients with a free oneyear subscription to a credit monitoring service.
Patients with questions about the data breach can also call 1-800877-2611 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.