BERKELEY, Calif., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The following letter is from Berkeley Endocrine Clinic:
To the Patients of Berkeley Endocrine Clinic:
On April 22, 2016, Berkeley Endocrine Clinic's office was subject to a spam email which went to our email recipient list. Though no patient information was affected by that correspondence, we sent a notification email to all individuals on our email list, informing them of the spam as a courtesy. Inadvertently, our recipient list for the notification email on April 22, 2016 was not hidden.
As a result, Berkeley Endocrine Clinic's office email recipient list, which potentially included a patient's first and last name, and their email address, was potentially exposed to others on the email list. No other information was involved.
While this incident did not involve financial information nor social security numbers, please be assured that we take this matter seriously. We have reviewed our administrative steps for all correspondence, and added additional safeguards to ensure such an incident does not happen again.
Given the nature of the information potentially exposed, you may want to change your email address.
Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We understand how important confidentiality and trust is to our physician-patient relationship. Please contact 1-510-883-9005 or 3000 Colby Street, Suite 203B, Berkeley, CA 94705 to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
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SOURCE Berkeley Endocrine Clinic