SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – It’s been two days since Scripps Well being made the jarring announcement that just about 150,000 sufferers might have had their private info compromised within the cyberattack, however there have been nonetheless few solutions on Thursday about how a lot knowledge was taken.
“It is not comfy,” stated affected person David Jacobson. He’d been struggling for weeks to entry his information following a neck harm.
After studying this week’s information concerning the quantity of sufferers who have been affected by the assault, he contacted the devoted name middle on Thursday for an replace.
“I gave them a name. I needed to examine and see if I used to be going to get a letter or if, the truth is, my Social Safety quantity had been compromised. I used to be informed that it had not been compromised, so far as they knew. As of but,” he added.
On Tuesday, Scripps Well being revealed that an unauthorized individual hacked its community and obtained copies of paperwork earlier than deploying ransomware and that well being info and private monetary info have been acquired.
In response to Scripps Well being, for sure sufferers, this info contains a number of of their names, addresses, dates of start, medical insurance info, medical document numbers, affected person account numbers and/or scientific info, reminiscent of doctor identify, date(s) of service, and/or therapy info.
The hospital community added that “for lower than 2.5% of sufferers, Social Safety numbers and drivers’ license numbers have been additionally affected.”
Whereas Scripps Well being stated there is no indication that any knowledge has been used to commit fraud, Jacobson is aware of that he isn’t out of the woods, but. The hospital community experiences that it nonetheless does not know what’s inside some remaining paperwork that it believes have been compromised by hackers and it’ll seemingly take a number of months to determine that out.
ABC 10News requested an interview on Thursday with a consultant of the hospital community. A spokesperson wrote again that they aren’t but granting interviews.