FORT WALTON BEACH — Patients with Children's Medical Services in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties may have had their private medical information accessed following a system breach in October.
The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County issued a federally required breach notice to patients Friday, stating the names, psychological and mental conditions of the patients may have been viewed by an unauthorized user of its Microsoft Outlook 365 program.
The employees' login credentials were immediately reset following the breach between Oct. 8-16. The incident was also reported to the inspector general and the Security Administration Team.
There is no reason to believe the client information has been misused, the notice said. There was also no evidence of access to Social Security numbers, bank accounts, credit cards or other personal or financial information.
As a precautionary measure, clients are encouraged to review their credit history for any fraudulent or suspicious activities they have not authorized. A free report can be obtained at www.annualcreditreport.com. If you have had fraudulent activity, call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9830.
If you have any questions, call Children’s Medical Services at (850) 245-4201 and select option 3.