2 orthopedic practices under HHS investigations for recent security breaches

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | July 19, 2018 | Print  |

HHS is currently investigating cybersecurity breaches at two orthopedic clinics in the past two months.

Port Charlotte, Fla.-based Advanced Orthopedic Center was hit with a hacking and information technology incident earlier in July. HHS believes the cybersecurity breach affected the orthopedic group's network server.

AOC has two locations in Florida. It is estimated more than 1,600 individuals may have been affected by the security breach.

Metropolis, Ill.-based Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center faced a hacking and IT incident back in June. The security breach affected emails. The HHS investigation also determined 2,000 individuals may have been affected from the email breach.

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