Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke targeted by a cybersecurity attack


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke is the latest of a cybersecurity attack that has impacted more than 170,000 people including residents.

According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the attack was an external system breach where hackers acquired names, date of birth, social security number, and health/treatment information.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic — which is located at 1234 Franklin Road SW in Roanoke — immediately contacted the FBI, launched an investigation, and engaged a law firm about the cybersecurity attack.

The attack was reportedly from an unauthorized third party and happened on June 5, 2021. This breach impacted 174,769 people, including residents.

The Chief Administrative Officer released a letter about the breach was sent out to those who may have been impacted.

“At this time, Jefferson Surgical Clinic does not have any evidence to indicate that any of your personal information has been or will be misused as a result of this incident,” the letter stated. “Nevertheless, Jefferson Surgical Clinic decided to notify you of this incident out of an abundance of caution.”

The letter also stated, “Safeguarding patient and staff privacy is essential to the role and function of Jefferson Surgical Clinic. We deeply regret that this incident occurred and apologize for the worry and inconvenience this incident may have caused our patients.”

The clinic is doing everything to prevent another attack from happening and will be offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through IDX at no charge. The services include 12 months of credit monitoring and fully managed identify theft recovery services.

You can contact IDX at 1-800-939-4170. The deadline to enroll is April 6.

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