San Diego Family Care discloses possible data breach
City News Service reports:
San Diego Family Care announced Friday it has alerted current and former patients and employees about a computer security breach that may have involved their personal information.[…]
The issue came to light in December, when officials with SDFC and its business associate, Health Center Partners of Southern California, became aware that their information-technology hosting provider had experienced a data- security irregularity that resulted in the encryption of certain data.
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The Health Center Partners of Southern California incident impacted 293,516 and was part of the Netgain Technology ransomware incident that occurred in November and was disclosed in December. The breach impacted hundreds of thousands of patients but we have not seen a total as yet.
Although SDFC first learned about the breach in December, they did not get confirmatin that any patients might be impacted until January 20. As they explain in their notice:
We obtained a copy of the impacted data and engaged experts to conduct a thorough review to identify individuals whose information may have been involved in the incident. That review concluded on April 12, 2021.