Cogdell Memorial Hospital Notifies Patients of October 2023 Data Breach

Console and Associates, P.C.

On December 7, 2023, Scurry County Hospital District dba Cogdell Memorial Hospital (“Cogdell”) posted a notice on its website confirming that the company recently experienced a cyberattack. In this notice, Cogdell explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party accessing consumers’ sensitive information, including their names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical record numbers, and medical treatment information. Upon completing its investigation, Cogdell began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification from Cogdell Memorial Hospital, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Cogdell Memorial Hospital data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Cogdell Memorial Hospital Data Breach?

The Cogdell Memorial Hospital data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Cogdell’s website notice entitled “2023 Data Security Incident” provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on October 10, 2023, Cogdell identified suspicious activity within its computer network. In response, Cogdell secured its systems, reset all passwords, and then launched an investigation with the help of external cybersecurity experts.

Ultimately, Cogdell’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party had been able to access its IT network, including files containing confidential patient information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Cogdell Memorial Hospital reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, medical record number, and medical treatment information.

On December 7, 2023, Cogdell Memorial Hospital sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.

More Information About Cogdell Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1954, Cogdell Memorial Hospital is a healthcare services provider located in Snyder, Texas. Cogdell provides a wide range of health services to Scurry County and the surrounding areas. Cogdell Memorial Hospital employs more than 303 people and generates approximately $30 million in annual revenue.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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