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Austin Manual Therapy notifies 1,750 patients of data breach

Austin Manual Therapy Association recently notified HHS of a hacking incident that reportedly affected 1,750 of their patients.

That incident was first reported on DataBreaches.net on October 18, after TheDarkOverlord (TDO) had publicly claimed in tweets to have hacked them. TDO’s tweets had also suggested that they had made an extortion demand on the therapy clinic.

AMTA’s notification appears below. It makes no mention of any extortion demand. There is no actual requirement that an entity tell patients that there had been an extortion demand, but to the extent that that such information might be important to patients in determining their risk of harm, this site believes it should be disclosed.

Of course, it is possible that AMTA never saw the extortion demand if it was via email that may have gone to their spam folder. DataBreaches.net did not find out how TDO delivered the demand, nor how many times it attempted to contact the clinic.

Note that AMTA never got in touch...(continued)

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