Cyberattack on Connecticut podiatry practice impacts 40K patients

Connecticut-based Stamford Podiatry Group is notifying more than 40,000 patients that their data may have been compromised after a cyberattack on its computer systems.

The malicious actors, according to a letter sent to patients, gained access to the systems between Feb. 22 and April 14, and had the ability to access the organization's electronic health record database.

"Although we have not been able to confirm that your personal information was accessed and copied, we have not been able to rule out that possibility and encourage you to take ... protective measures," the organization writes. Letter (.pdf)