Stamford Podiatry Group

Stamford Podiatry Group in Connecticut suffered a cyber-attack that put the health information of 40,491 patients at risk. The organizations technology contractor discovered the attack on April 14th. They responded by shutting down the information systems and engaging Equifax for investigation and remediation. The investigation concluded that the hacker had access to systems between February 22nd to April 14th. The compromised information may have included: medical history and treatment information in the electronic health records system, names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, gender, marital status, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, insurance coverage information and names of treating and referring physicians. The Podiatry group sent a notification letter to patients informing them of the incident and encouraging them to take protective measures.