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Ascension: Progress in Cybersecurity Investigation Reveals Limited Data Breach

June 14, 2024
Ascension has reported progress in their investigation and recovery efforts following a cybersecurity incident, assisted by third-party experts. Evidence indicates that attackers accessed files from seven of approximately 25,000 file servers used for routine tasks by associates, potentially involving Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for certain individuals. Access was gained through an inadvertently downloaded malicious file. No data has been taken from Electronic Health Records (EHR) or clinical systems. The investigation is ongoing, and a full review of affected files is required. Ascension is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to any patient or associate concerned about their data. For more information, call the dedicated call center at 1-888-498-8066. Once the analysis is complete, affected individuals will be notified as per legal requirements. Ascension regrets any inconvenience caused.
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