Azura Vascular Care Confirms Data Breach

The breach happened on or before September 27, 2023.

By HFT Staff

On November 9, 2023, Azura Vascular Care confirmed that some of its information had been affected by a cybersecurity incident. Azura conducted incident response and recovery procedures, took steps to contain the incident, and investigated with the assistance of a third-party forensic firm. Based on information learned to date, Azura believes that starting on or before September 27, 2023, the attacker(s) accessed certain systems and encrypted certain files. On November 15, 2023, Azura confirmed that these files included personal information for some of their patients. At this time, Azura has no evidence that the personal information was taken or has been misused. 

The personal information on their affected computer systems may have included information that theymaintain about their patients, such as name, mailing address, date of birth, and other demographic and contact information, including emergency contact information, Social Security number, insurance policy and guarantor information, diagnosis and treatment information, and other information from medical or billing records. Their systems also contained information regarding account guarantors including name, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, Social Security Number and email address.  

Per Azura’s policy and in compliance with applicable laws, they have sent notification letters to individuals whose information was contained in their computer systems. For some individuals, only name, contact information, and a request for an appointment was involved. For other individuals, additional information may have been impacted, such as date of birth and Social Security Number or certain clinical information from their medical record. If sensitive information was potentially impacted, Azura has arranged to provide them with 24 months of identity protection, credit monitoring and fraud resolution services. They have also implemented additional security measures to protect against this occurrence or similar events in the future. 

Any individuals who receive notification from Azura or who might otherwise be concerned about identity theft are encouraged to regularly review statements from their accounts and to periodically obtain their credit report from one or more of the national credit reporting companies. 

February 15, 2024

Topic Area: Information Technology , Security

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