Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, is aware that patient data from some of the company’s dialysis centers in Serbia has been published by unauthorized persons. The company’s understanding is that this is associated with the IT incident which affected parts of Fresenius’s IT environment a few weeks ago and that hackers were able to steal certain data. The investigation is ongoing.
Fresenius Medical Care has immediately filed a complaint against the unknown attackers with the public prosecutor in Germany. The company is committed to fully cooperate with the relevant authorities. Furthermore, the company will contact the patients who are affected by the illegal data publication.
The company’s operations in Serbia continue and the care of patients has been safeguarded.
The company deeply regrets this invasion of some patients’ privacy, is doing its utmost to prevent further data to be published and to save affected patients and other stakeholders from harm.
Internal and external specialists are continuously working to prevent further potential attacks or unauthorized data access.