Nov 06, 2021 8:30 PM

Salina physician clinic was victim of cyber attack

Posted Nov 06, 2021 8:30 PM

SALINA —Mowery Clinic has been the victim of a cyber attack.

In a posting on its website, Mowery Clinic, 737 E. Crawford, wrote that it learned of the attack on Sept. 14.

"We promptly took steps to secure our network and engaged an expert cybersecurity firm to conduct a forensic investigation into the cause and scope of the attack," the posting noted.

The investigation found that an unauthorized individual had gained access to the clinic's network and deployed malware. Through the malware, the person was able to gain access and acquire "certain documents in our systems that contain current and former patient and employee information. In some cases, it also included information related to an employee’s spouse, dependent, beneficiary or minor child. This information may have included the following: name, address, date of birth, medical information such as office notes and diagnostic notes and, in limited circumstances, a Social Security Number. At this time, we have no indication that any of this information has been used to commit identity theft or fraud."

"Mowery Clinic endeavors to protect the privacy and security of the sensitive information we maintain, and we apologize for any concern this incident may cause. We are working diligently to determine how the incident happened and are taking appropriate measures to prevent a similar situation in the future," the clinic wrote on its website.

Persons with questions are encouraged to call (833) 608-3035 or go to https://response.idx.us/infomoweryclinic.