November 29, 2016
On October 2, 2016, Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago became aware that an unauthorized third party accessed our IT network and encrypted such network with malware. We promptly took action to engage a national firm with expertise in incident response to review this incident and to work with us and our network administrators to secure our network.
While we have no evidence that the unauthorized third party accessed your information, out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with HIPAA, we are notifying individuals whose information was theoretically capable of being accessed by the unauthorized third party in as timely a manner as possible so you can take action along with our efforts to reduce or eliminate potential harm.
The information that the unauthorized third party may have had access to includes one or more of the following: full name, social security number, date of birth, home address, email address, medical records and diagnosis.
We recommend immediate steps be taken to protect yourself from potential harm, which may include:
We have taken these steps to protect your, and others’, personal information from further harm or similar circumstances:
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this incident causes you. Your privacy is very important to us and we continue to do everything we can to correct this situation and fortify our protections for you and others.
You may contact us with questions and concerns by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us toll-free at 888-257-4420.
The Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
30 Tower Court, Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031