21st Century Oncology reports 2015 breach

Fort Myers, Fla.-based 21st Century Oncology, a cancer care services provider, has reported a data breach that occurred in October 2015 after an unauthorized third party may have gained access to one of the system's databases.

In November, the FBI notified 21st Century Oncology that an unauthorized third party may have illegally accessed the database Oct 3, 2015. The database contained protected health information, including patient names, Social Security numbers, physician names, diagnoses, treatment information and insurance information. The provider says there is no evidence any medical records were accessed.

Additionally, 21st Century Oncology said there is no indication any information has been misused. The provider said it delayed notifying the public per the request of the FBI, to avoid interfering with its investigation of the incident.

The provider did not indicate how many individuals may be affected by the breach.

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