21st Century Oncology notifies 2.2 million of hacking, data breach
WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) —
A sweeping data breach of a Florida-based medical facility database has compromised the personal information of millions.
Now, the company's management team is notifying 2.2-million victims who are just now beginning to learn that hackers stole important information like their social security number months ago.
Fort Myers based 21st Century Oncology bills itself as the premier provider of cancer care services of the world.
In a statement sent to CBS12, 21st Century Oncology wrote that "the FBI recently advised 21st Century that patient information was illegally obtained by an unauthorized third party who may have gained access to our database."
The database contains personal information of some patients, including their names, social security numbers, physicians, diagnoses and treatment, as well as insurance data.
21st Century has no indication that patients' information has been misused in any way.
However, the company is offering one year of free identify theft protection services to potentially affected patients.