Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare provided an update to the community on Friday about what happened in February’s cybersecurity incident.
Friday’s notice was the first time TMH admitted its systems had been accessed by hackers, but TMH did not confirm whether the ransom was involved in the incident.
According to TMH, “unusual activity” was detected on February 3rd. The hospital launched an “investigation with the help of independent experts” and reported suspicious activity to law enforcement.
“Investigations have revealed that between January 26th and February 2nd, 2023, an unauthorized person accessed our computer network and retrieved certain files from our systems.” TMH said.
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According to TMH, the information accessed varies by patient and includes “name, address, date of birth, social security number, health insurance information, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, and limited medical care associated with care received at TMH. information” was included. “
The compromised files contained neither financial information nor TMH’s electronic medical records.
TMH said it has begun mailing out about 20,000 potentially affected patients.
For more information, please visit https://www.tmh.org/news/2023/notice-to-patients-regarding-it-security-event.