Fresno Surgical Hospital Targeted in Cyberattack, Leading to Patient Data Breach

Console and Associates, P.C.

On December 21, 2023, Fresno Surgical Hospital (“FSH”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of California after discovering that an unauthorized party was able to access its computer network as the result of a cyberattack. In this notice, FSH explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their full names, addresses, dates of birth, medical information and treatment information. Upon completing its investigation, FSH began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you receive a data breach notification from Fresno Surgical 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 Fresno Surgical Hospital data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Fresno Surgical Hospital Data Breach?

The Fresno Surgical Hospital data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, FSH’s filing with the Attorney General of California provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on November 4, 2023, FSH identified suspicious activity within its computer network. In response, FSH took steps to terminate any unauthorized access and then began working with third-party data security specialists to investigate the incident.

Fresno Surgical Hospital’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party had been able to access its network on November 4, 2023, including certain files containing confidential patient information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Fresno Surgical Hospital reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. Fresno Surgical Hospital completed this process on December 11, 2023. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your full name, address, date of birth, medical information, and treatment information.

On December 21, 2023, Fresno Surgical 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 Fresno Surgical Hospital

Founded in 1984, Fresno Surgical Hospital is a healthcare facility located in Fresno, California. FSH specializes and exclusively performs surgical procedures, including those procedures involving joint replacement, spine surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pain intervention, urology, and women’s services. Fresno Surgical Hospital employs more than 213 people and generates approximately $22 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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