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Personal Data Not Compromised in Arnprior Health Unit Data Breach


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The Arnprior District Family Health Team Unit says customers’ personal data was not impacted by a data breach discovered on December 21, 2021.

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“While the investigation into this incident is ongoing, the ADFHT has concluded that the personal health information contained in its electronic medical record has not been compromised,” a statement from the chairman of the board said. ADFHT, Jay Johnston, and Karen Simpson, the organization’s executive director.

According to the statement, Arnprior Regional Health, a hub for certain acute and long-term care and other health services, was notified of unauthorized access to its computer system on December 21, 2021.

ADFHT, a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, purchases computer services and hosts files on the ARH network, and was notified by the ARH of the cybersecurity incident.

According to the release, the HRA IT team quickly spotted the breach and took immediate action to shut down the computer system.

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While it was initially believed that ADFHT information was unaffected by the breach, it was notified on April 1 that some ADFHT data had in fact been compromised.

“Given the implications of this new information, ADFHT continues to work closely with ARH, its cyber experts, and all relevant authorities to determine the full extent of exposure,” the groups said in a statement. the press release.

The groups said the ADFHT will promptly notify people whose information may have been affected. They will also receive details on credit monitoring and identity theft protection, if required.

“In the meantime, we encourage all of our patients to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities. Tips and resources for protecting your identity are available at: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/identities/identity-theft/guide_idt/


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