WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A Kansas health clinic has issued a notice to federal law enforcement agencies regarding a data breach that occurred late last year. The Hutchinson Clinic said on or about Dec. 21 it was notified of suspicious activity related to its computer systems.
The clinic said a hacker labeled “an unauthorized actor” had the ability to capture information that included names, contact information, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, health insurance information and doctors’ names.
The Hutchinson Clinic said it immediately launched an investigation with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists “to ensure [its] network and to determine the nature and scope of the business.
The response includes an ongoing effort to alert any current or former patients and employees whose information may have been impacted. The clinic included the following statement with its notice:
“We at the Hutchinson Clinic take this event and the security of your information very seriously. Upon learning of this event, we immediately took steps to protect our network and keep operations safe and secure. As part of our ongoing commitment to the privacy of the personal information we hold, we are working to review our existing policies and procedures and to implement additional administrative and technical safeguards to further protect the information on our systems.