Peachtree Orthopedics faces patient data breach


Atlanta-based Peachtree Orthopedics has determined that an unauthorized third-party gained access to its computer systems and network on April 20, according to a notice posted on the practice's website. 

The practice notified law enforcement and began an investigation to determine what information was breached, according to the notice. 

While the investigation is ongoing, information that could have been taken includes patient addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, medical treatment/diagnosis information, treatment costs, financial account information and health insurance claims/provider information. 

Upon discovering the attack, the practice changed its passwords and implemented additional security measures. 

Peachtree is warning patients to monitor credit reports and account statements, and remain vigilant against instances of identity theft. 

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