Southern Orthopaedic Associates, D/B/A Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Suffers Data Breach
Southern Orthopaedic Associates, d/b/a Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky (“Southern Orthopaedic” or “SOA”), recently filed a Data Breach Notification with the Office Of The Maine Attorney General.
SOA’s notification of the data event stated, among other things, that
[o]n or about July 8, 2021, SOA became aware of suspicious activity relating to an employee email account. SOA immediately launched an investigation to determine what may have happened. Working together with an outside computer forensics specialist, SOA determined that an unauthorized individual accessed several employee email accounts between June 24, 2021 and July 8, 2021. Because SOA was unable to determine which email messages in the accounts may have been viewed by the unauthorized actor, SOA reviewed the entire contents of the affected email accounts to identify what personal information was accessible to the unauthorized actor. This review was complete by October 21, 2021. After identifying the individuals who may have been impacted, [Southern Orthopaedic] worked to confirm current mailing addresses for the impacted individuals and prepare an accurate written notice of this incident.
The information that could have been subject to unauthorized access includes name, and Social Security Number. [Emphasis added.]
A copy of SOA’s notification of the data event can be viewed by clicking “Nature of the Data Event.”
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