FORT MYERS, Fla. - On Tuesday morning, staff at Florida Radiology Consultants noticed someone had accessed their computer system, hours after they closed.
Deputies say whoever did this, got in through an employee's IP address.
"Could have been robotic, actually human being you don't mind because some of these attack take days," said Shaun Book, of Area 51 PC.
But the company caught it right away, and told WINK News the hacker looked at information of 9 patients, including social security numbers.
Shaun Book with Area 51 PC says it's encouraging the company caught the problem, but patients should still be proactive.
"Have one of these third parties check your credit scores, also identity theft protection, many companies out there offer it, you could also inquire with the BBB, have complaints or one time event?" said Book.
The company told WINK News they were able to trace the IP address to Naples, but are waiting for investigators to figure out who it belongs to.
In the meantime, Book says patients and the company, should protect themselves.
"There are third party applicances that monitor your system network. There's third party that can design infrastructure , a more sound network," said Book.
Florida Radiology Consultants has not informed patients. They are waiting to see whether the activity is criminal.
They say their experts don't believe the information was stolen.