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Phishing Attack Impacts 21,000 Reliable Respiratory Patients

Phishing Attack Impacts 21,000 Reliable Respiratory Patients

Reliable Respiratory, a Norwood, MA-based respiratory care organisation has been subjected to a phishing attack that has impacted several thousand of its clients. A cyberattack was first noticed on July 3, 2018, after the detection of unusual activity in an staff...

New Mexico Hospital Medical Records Found Scattered in Public

New Mexico Hospital Medical Records Found Scattered in Public

The New Mexico Department of Health is trying to ascertain how the private medical records of some of its clients came to fall from a truck while being taken from the hospital to a secure storage center. The records originated at Turquoise Lodge Hospital, a...

19,570 Missouri Care Members’ PHI Exposed in Mailing Error

19,570 Missouri Care Members’ PHI Exposed in Mailing Error

A mailing mistake that was sent to Missouri Care subscribers reminding them to reserve well-child visits has resulted in the accidental disclosure of the personal data of approximately 20,000 children to other Missouri Care subscribers. The personal information...

Email Account Hacked Discovered at InterAct of Michigan

Email Account Hacked Discovered at InterAct of Michigan

InterAct of Michigan, a provider of mental health and substance abuse treatments through health centers in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, has found an unauthorized person has obtained access to the email account of a staff member and may have viewed and copied the...

13,034 Patients Affected by MedSpring Urgent Care Breach

13,034 Patients Affected by MedSpring Urgent Care Breach

A group of urgent care clinics in Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, MedSpring Urgent Care has identified a breach that occurred when an unauthorized individual has gained access to an email account due to an employee being tricked by a...

$150,000 Settlement Proposed by Flowers Hospital for 2014 Data Breach

$150,000 Settlement Proposed by Flowers Hospital for 2014 Data Breach

A class action lawsuit submitted after a staff-member related data breach at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama in 2014 is likely to be settled. The settlement is awaiting final court approval, although approval seems imminent and a resolution to this four-year legal...

Billings Clinic Worker has Email Account Hacked while Overseas

Billings Clinic Worker has Email Account Hacked while Overseas

An employee's email account, that contained the protected health information of approximately 8,400 patients of Billings Clinic in Billings, MT has been illegally accessed. The breach was discovered by the clinic’s cybersecurity systems on May 14, 2018, with unusual...

Manitowoc County Phishing Attack Leads to PHI Theft

Manitowoc County Phishing Attack Leads to PHI Theft

Manitowoc County in Wisconsin has revealed that protected health information has been illegally obtained due to a successful phishing attack. The incident happened close to January 14, 2018, although the attack and data breach was not identified until April 24. While...

Humana Reports Cyber Spoofing Attack

Humana Reports Cyber Spoofing Attack

Humana is contacting members across the US to notify them that their PHI may have been been accessed during a ‘sophisticated’ spoofing campaign. A spoofing attack refers to a concerted effort by a threat actor or bot to gain access to a system or data using illegally...

Med Associates Hacking Incident Impacts up to 270,000 Patients

Med Associates Hacking Incident Impacts up to 270,000 Patients

Med Associates the health billing company, located in Latham, NY-based, which provides claims services to over 70 healthcare providers, has found that an employee’s computer has been logged onto by an unauthorized individual. It is possible that the hacker obtained to...

HIMSS Survey Reveals Concerns in Relation to Mobile Device Security

HIMSS Survey Reveals Concerns in Relation to Mobile Device Security

The results of a HIMSS survey has revealed that medical device security is a strategic focus for most healthcare groups, yet fewer than 50% of healthcare providers have an approved budget for addressing security weaknesses in medical devices. For the survey, HIMSS...

Patients PHI Exposed in Two Separate HIPAA Breaches

Patients PHI Exposed in Two Separate HIPAA Breaches

Two HIPAA-covered organizations are making their patients aware that some of their protected health information (PHI) has been stolen by unauthorized individuals in recent times. PHI Stolen from Staff Member of Christus Spohn Hospitals The protected health information...

HealthEquity Phishing Attack Exposes PHI

HealthEquity Phishing Attack Exposes PHI

HealthEquity Inc. has been hit by a phishing attack leading to the exposure of members’ protected health information. The data breach was restricted to one email account, although a review of the messages in the account showed a range of PHI was potentially stolen by...

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