Carolina Oncology Specialists notifies 1,551 patients of possible breach

This notice on Carolina Oncology Specialists‘ web site, linked prominently from their home page, is a bit different than what we usually read:

We want to make you aware of a situation we are working with local authorities to investigate.

We received several credit card applications addressed to three of our patients with our street mailing address. We are aware of one patient receiving additional false inquiries.

In each case, we notified the patient and enclosed the unusual credit card application. We also contacted the local police.

We are now working with local authorities to resolve this matter.

We share this information, not to alarm you, but to raise your awareness. While police have not linked this activity to our address or our patients, it’s too coincidental to ignore.


Read more of their notification here. Kudos to them for not taking the position that they didn’t have to notify because there was no hard proof of breach, and I hope that they and law enforcement can figure out what is going on there.



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