Plastic Surgery Associates Says Data Breach May Have Compromised Some Patient Records

Sat 7-29-2017

(Sioux Falls, S.D.)-- Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota has announced a data breach that might have left some patient records open to hackers.

The company has locations in Sioux Falls, Dakota Dunes, Yankton, Mitchell and Watertown in South Dakota and Spencer, Iowa.

The company said in a statement it learned of a ransomware attack on February 12th and hired third-party experts to determine what data was potentially accessed.

Plastic Surgery Associates is providing notice to about 10,200 people that some personal patient information might not have been protected. The company says it has no evidence that there's been any misuse of patient information.

The company is reporting the incident to federal officials, working to guard against future breaches and offering a year of free credit monitoring to people who might be affected.