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Utah Medical Group Discloses Data Breach Affecting Over 580,000 Patients

Farmington, Utah-based radiology medical center Utah Imaging Associates has started informing former and current patients that their information might have been compromised in a data breach.

As part of the incident, which was identified on September 4, 2021, unknown threat actors accessed files that contained sensitive personal information related to patients.

Following the incident, Utah Imaging Associates informed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the data of 583,643 individuals was compromised during the incident.

The affected data, HIPAA Journal reported last week, included full names, birth dates, mailing addresses, health insurance policy numbers, and Social Security Numbers. Medical information, including diagnosis, prescription details, and treatment information was also affected.

On November 18, Utah Imaging Associates announced that it has started informing potentially impacted individuals, claiming that it hasn’t received “reports of related identity theft” since the security incident.

The press release, however, does not include further information on the types of data that was compromised during the attack.

The radiology medical center also said it took steps to secure its network immediately after discovering the data breach, to ensure that it won’t fall victim to similar attacks.

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