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Phishing scam bites Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta — 6 details - Becker's ASC Review

Phishing scam bites Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta — 6 details Written by Angie Stewart| November 30, 2018| Print | Email

Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta discovered an unauthorized person gained access to an employee's email account through a phishing scam, and the incident was reported to HHS Nov. 16.

Here's what you should know:

1. The scammer compromised one mailbox July 11 after an employee opened a malicious link or document in an email that appeared legitimate.

2. The account contained patient names and other common medical information. A small number of emails contained Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers. The scammer likely retained a copy of certain emails.

3. In total, 7,012 individuals were affected.

4. GSO brought in technical and legal experts to investigate the incident and notified affected patients.

5. GSO urged affected patients to closely monitor account statements and credit reports and report any discrepancies to...(continued)

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