Austin (Texas) Cancer Centers began notifying 36,503 patients of a data breach that forced it to shut down its IT networks, according to data shared with the Maine attorney general’s office.
Cybersecurity experts determined that hackers were able to stay invisible on the system since July 21. Austin Cancer Centers said that for security reasons, it took 14 days to identify, uncover and release the information. It also required its IT network to remain offline. The cancer treatment network notified Maine’s attorney general’s office Sept. 15, as required by Maine’s data breach laws that mandate reporting if at least one Maine resident was affected.