Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Notifies of Data Security Incident


Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (CAPS) determined on December 22, 2023 that a recent data security incident may have impacted information belonging to certain patients.

On September 22, 2023, CAPS identified suspicious activity within its network environment, and promptly took steps to secure the environment and launch an investigation with the support of external cybersecurity experts to learn more about the scope of the incident and any impact to data. Through that investigation, CAPS learned of information suggesting that an unknown actor gained unauthorized access to a limited portion of the CAPS network and potentially acquired certain files; however, there was no evidence of any access to CAPS’s Electronic Medical Records system. On December 22, 2023, CAPS determined that certain patient information may have been affected.

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CAPS is informing individuals about this incident and encourages individuals to consider the following Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Personal Information. The potentially affected information may vary by individual, and could include name, Social Security number, driver’s license, state, or government identification number, date of birth, financial account information, medical or health information, health care treatment or diagnostic information, health insurance information, and payment for services. CAPS will provide written notification via U.S. mail to the impacted individuals. Taking this matter with extreme caution, CAPS also notified the FBI and Department of Health and Human Services.

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