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Texas Retina Associates Cyberattack Affects 312,000 Patients

Summary of article from The HIPAA Journal, by Steve Adler:

A cyberattack on Texas Retina Associates, the largest ophthalmology practice in Texas, has compromised the sensitive data of 312,867 patients. The breach, which occurred from October 8, 2023, to March 27, 2024, exposed personal information including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and medical details. Texas Retina Associates has since secured its systems, enhanced cybersecurity measures, and provided additional training to its staff. Notifications are being issued to affected individuals as a precaution, and a helpline has been established for further assistance. The practice has not mentioned offering complimentary credit monitoring or identity protection services.