LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A data security breach has occurred at a local neurosurgical center.
The Center for Neurosurgical and Spinal Disorders announced Wednesday that a breach occurred in July.
A hacker gained remote access to the office manager's computer and installed a program that recorded keystrokes and periodically took screenshots of what was being displayed on the computer, according to a news release from Office Manager Courtney Williams.
Screenshots were taken of 823 patients' information, as well as of 311 patients of another practice for whom the Center bills, between the dates of July 7 through July 18.
The hacking appears to be a foreign cyberattack, Williams said.
The Center has hired an identity theft and restoration firm, Identity Force. Concerned patients may contact Identity Force at 1-877-MYIDFORCE (877-694-3367) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the full news release: