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Middletown Medical Data Breach Impacts 63,500 Patients

Middletown Medical Data Breach Impacts 63,500 Patients

A improperly configured security setting on a radiology interface has lead to the exposure of tens of thousands of patients’ protected health data. A multi-specialty physicians’ organization based in Middleton, NY, Middletown Medical, first noticed the misconfigured...

4,000 Patients Notified of Texas Health Resources Email Account Breach

4,000 Patients Notified of Texas Health Resources Email Account Breach

Texas Health Resources, a group providing services to over 1.7 million patients in North Texas, is alerting ‘fewer than 4,000 patients’ that a portion of of their sensitive information may have been obtained by an unauthorized person. The data breach may have happened...

UnityPoint Health Phishing Attack Impacts Several Staff Email Accounts

UnityPoint Health Phishing Attack Impacts Several Staff Email Accounts

It has been discovered that a number of email accounts of staff members of UnityPoint Health have been accessed by unauthorized individuals. Staff email accounts were first accessed on November 1, 2017 and went on for a duration of three months, ending on February 7,...

ONC Publishes Patient Guidebook on Health Record Access

ONC Publishes Patient Guidebook on Health Record Access

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has released a new patient guidebook on health record access. The guidebook goes through how patients can access their health data, offers advice for checking health...

Phishing Attack at CareFirst BCBS Impacts 6,800 Members

Phishing Attack at CareFirst BCBS Impacts 6,800 Members

A targeted phishing attack carried out on CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield has lead to the exposure of 6,800 plan subscriber’ protected health data. The attack was first discovered by CareFirst on March 12, 2018, resulting in a complete review of their systems, which...

Family Members of 14,000 Subscribers Impacted by Data Breach

Family Members of 14,000 Subscribers Impacted by Data Breach

The Special Agents Mutual Benefit Association (SAMBA) health plan is warning almost 14,000 people in relation to a February 2018 protected health information breach. The data breach targeted eligible family members of clients who were covered by the Federal Employees...

3,751 Patients’ of Arc of Erie County New York have PHI Exposed

3,751 Patients’ of Arc of Erie County New York have PHI Exposed

The Arc of Erie County New York (The Arc), a supplierer of person-centered services to people with developmental disabilities, has found that two spreadsheets holding the protected health information of 3,751 patients were accessible on the Internet with no...

Cambridge Health Alliance Suffers PHI Breach

Cambridge Health Alliance Suffers PHI Breach

Law enforcement agencies have notified Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) that the protected health information of some of its subscibers has been obtained by an unauthorized individual. Everett Massachusetts Police Department alerted, on January 31, 2018, CHA that data...

35,000 Patients Affected by ATI Physical Therapy Data Breach

35,000 Patients Affected by ATI Physical Therapy Data Breach

ATI Physical Therapy has found that protected health information of over 35,000 of its clients may have been accessed when hacker captured details within the email accounts of some of its staff members. A security breach was found on January 18, 2018 when ATI Physical...

42,000 Patients’ PHI Violated due to Server Misconfiguration

42,000 Patients’ PHI Violated due to Server Misconfiguration

A New York medical practice has revealed that tens of thousands of their patients have had their protected health information exposed online due to an improperly configured server. It is currently not obvious if anyone other than the security researcher who found the...

Victims of CVS Caremark Data Breach Pursuing Class Action Lawsuit

Victims of CVS Caremark Data Breach Pursuing Class Action Lawsuit

It is believed that healthcare data breach that saw the protected health information of clients of CVS Caremark impacted has lead to legal action against CVS, Caremark, and its mailing supplier, Fiserv. The legal action, which was submitted in Ohio federal court on...

Finger Lakes Health hit by ransomware attack

Finger Lakes Health hit by ransomware attack

Geneva, NY-based Finger Lakes Health has been hit by a ransomware attack that has impacted its computer system. Employees have been forced to work on pen and paper while the health system tries to remove the malware and restore access to electronic data. The...

2015 Email Breach may Have affected 1,049 Patients at RoxSan Pharmacy

2015 Email Breach may Have affected 1,049 Patients at RoxSan Pharmacy

RoxSan Pharmacy has made contact with 1,049 patients to advise them that some of their protected health information has been shared with to a business associate via unencrypted email. The notification letters were issued to affected people last month, although the...

Alabama State Senate Passes Data Breach Notification Act

Alabama State Senate Passes Data Breach Notification Act

The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act (Senate Bill 318) has progressed to be  considered by the House of Representatives after being unanimously agreed upon by the Alabama Senate recently. Alabama is one of the final two states that still has to bring in laws which...

More than 5,300 of QuadMed had PHI Impermissibly Disclosed

More than 5,300 of QuadMed had PHI Impermissibly Disclosed

Wisconsin-based provider of medical, laboratory, pharmacy, fitness, and physical therapy services QuadMed has discovered that PHI 5,305 clients may have been impermissibly disclosed to certain members of staff. In November 2013, QuadMed took over management of an...

BJC Healthcare HIPAA Breach Exposes PHI of 33,420 Over 8 Months

BJC Healthcare HIPAA Breach Exposes PHI of 33,420 Over 8 Months

The PHI of 33,420 people of BJC Healthcare has been accessible by the public online for eight months with no requirement for authentication to see the data. BJC Healthcare is one of the biggest not-for profit healthcare systems in the USA. The St. Louis-based...

Mailing Mistake HIPAA Violaton Sees EmblemHealth Fined $575k

Mailing Mistake HIPAA Violaton Sees EmblemHealth Fined $575k

A $575,000 settlement with the New York Attorney General has been agreed by by EmblemHealth following a 2016 mailing error that saw the Health Insurance Claim Numbers of 81,122 clients printed on the outside of envelopes. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman...

83% of Breached Healthcare Records in January Due to Hacking

83% of Breached Healthcare Records in January Due to Hacking

The most recent release of the Protenus Healthcare Breach Barometer report has been released. Protenus reports that in total, at least 473,807 patient records were accessed or stolen in January, although the number of people affected by 11 of the 37 breaches is not...

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