A cyberattack by attackers on the system of some Toronto hospitals has led to a violation of the confidentiality of patients’ personal data.
Experts are not yet able to determine the amount of data available.
Scarborough Health Network has released an official statement about a cyberattack on data stored on their servers. Experts claim that unauthorized access was carried out to the following types of data: patient ID numbers, their names, gender, date of birth, email addresses, home addresses, OHIP numbers, procedure descriptions, laboratory reports, names of medical staff, insurance policy numbers, immunization status and diagnoses.
Experts monitoring the situation have not yet found traces of the use of leaked data. This is encouraging, but still SHN representatives urge patients to monitor the movement on their accounts and be on guard against cases of fraud and theft of their personal data.
Data was hacked from the servers of hospitals: Birchmount Hospital, Scarborough General Hospital, Centenary Hospital, as well as Ajax Pickering Hospital before its merger with Lakeridge Health.
Scarborough Health Network promptly created an information page for potential victims of this cyber breach.