MACON, Ga. — Navicent Health is notifying patients Friday after a ‘data security incident.’
According to a news release, an unauthorized third party illegally accessed employee and hosted email accounts.
After finding out about the cyber-attack, Navicent launched an investigation with four leading privacy and cybersecurity firms. They found that the impacted email accounts contained personal information.
Right now, Navicent says it’s not aware of any fraud or identity theft that resulted from the cyber-attack, or if anyone’s information was ever viewed or taken by the criminals.
They want to make it expressly clear that the attack only impacted employee email accounts, and that Navicent’s network or records system were not accessed by the hackers.
The system is mailing letters to potentially impacted patients explaining how they can protect themselves from potential fraud or identity theft, as well as providing free identity theft protection services to anyone whose SSN might be impacted.
Patients seeking additional information may visit Navicent Health’s website, www.navicenthealth.org, or call a confidential, toll-free inquiry line at 1-866-681-5170 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.