Health Data Breach

9 GitHub Repositories Found Leaking Health Data from Over 150K Patients | HealthIT Security | 8/17/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News 9 GitHub Repositories Found Leaking Health Data from Over 150K Patients A new collaborative report from Jelle Ursem and DataBreaches.net found nine GitHub repositories were routinely leaking a trove of protected health information from at least 150,000 patients. By August 17, 2020 - Improper access controls have left the data of more than 150,000 to 200,000 patients, and likely more, exposed online in at least nine …

Health Data Breach Tally Surges | 8/13/2020

Health Data Breach Tally Surges Victim Count in Magellan Health’s April Ransomware Attack Still Climbing Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ( HealthInfoSec ) • August 13, 2020 Credit Eligible Get Permission The tally of major health data breach es has spiked in recent weeks. The number of individuals affected by the ransomware attack on Magellan Health , a managed care firm, continues to grow. Meanwhile, other large hacking incidents have been added to the federal breach reporting …

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Ransomware Hackers Post Data From 2 Providers, Device Manufacturer | HealthIT Security | 8/10/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Ransomware Hackers Post Data From 2 Providers, Device Manufacturer NetWalker and DoppelPaymer ransomware actors posted data online from a device manufacturer and two providers; email hacks, malware, and a phishing incident complete this week’s breach roundup. By August 10, 2020 - NetWalker and DoppelPayer ransomware threat actors posted data from three healthcare entities to their dark web blog in the last week, including a rehabilitation center …

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Data Targeted by Nation-State Hackers | HealthIT Security | 8/3/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Data Targeted by Nation-State Hackers Hackers tied to China targeted the COVID-19 vaccine research developer Moderna in an effort to steal data; ransomware, records theft, and an employee email hack completes this week’s breach roundup. Massachusetts-based Moderna, a research firm currently tasked with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, was targeted by hackers with ties to the …

10,000 Patients Affected in University of Utah Health Data Breach | 7/31/2020

10,000 Patients Affected in University of Utah Health Data Breach By July 31, 2020 ADVERTISEMENT More than a month after the University of Utah Health (U of U Health) announced there was unauthorized access to some of its employees’ email accounts, details about the recent breach was finally reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, July 20. According to the state department , approximately 10,000 patients …

Nearly 6,000 Affected In Beaumont Health Data Breach From January | 7/30/2020

There is new information in a data breach at Beaumont Health System. According to the Detroit Free Press, nearly 6,000 people may have had their data exposed. Beaumont says an unauthorized third party accessed patient data after an email breach among employee accounts. The breach happened between Jan. 3 to Jan. 29 and included patient names, procedures and personal information. Beaumont is issuing notices for anyone who may have been …

National Cardiovascular Partners Email Hack Impacts 78K Patients | HealthIT Security | 7/27/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News National Cardiovascular Partners Email Hack Impacts 78K Patients A hacker gained access to the email account of an employee of National Cardiovascular Partners for nearly a month; a phishing incident, ransomware, and medical record theft completes this week’s breach roundup. By July 27, 2020 - National Cardiovascular Partners recently notified 78,070 patients that their data was potentially compromised after an attacker gained access to an employee …

Lorien Health Services Ransomware Attack Impacts 48K Patients | HealthIT Security | 7/21/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Lorien Health Services Ransomware Attack Impacts 48K Patients NetWalker ransomware hackers claim to have stolen data from Lorien Health Services before launching a cyberattack; an email error, email hack, and business associate incident complete this week’s breach roundup. By July 21, 2020 - Maryland Health Services, DBA Lorien Health Services, recently reported that a June ransomware attack on its systems potentially breached the data of 47,754 …

Breach Lawsuit Against Pediatric Dental Practice Dismissed | 7/20/2020

… Can Be So Difficult To Find, Investigate, And Resolve The ransomware incident that affected the pediatric dental and eye care practice, which has more than a dozen clinics in Alabama, was the 15th largest health data breach reported last year to federal regulators, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. In a statement on its website last October, Sarrell reported that it did …

Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars | 6/30/2020

… breaches linked to the Magellan ransomware attack. So far, the breach reports show the total number of individuals affected by the Magellan incident is more than 355,000. That makes the incident the third largest health data breach reported to HHS in 2020 so far. The largest of those Magellan-related breach reports was filed by Illinois-based Merit Health Insurance Co., a unit of Magellan that on June 12 reported …

American Medical Tech Reports 2019 Email Hack Impacting 47K Patients | HealthIT Security | 6/30/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News American Medical Tech Reports 2019 Email Hack Impacting 47K Patients American Medical Technologies is just now reporting a breach discovered in 2019 impacting more than 47,000 patients; ransomware attacks, email hacks, and a COVID-19 dashboard incident complete this week’s breach roundup. By June 30, 2020 - California-based American Medical Technologies (AMT), a healthcare supplier, recently began notifying 47,767 patients that their data was potentially …

Data Breach Settlement Has an Unusual Provision | 6/29/2020

… 6 million. The UnityPoint settlement is tied to two phishing incidents - one in 2017 affecting about 16,400 patients and employees and another in 2018 impacting 1.4 million. The 2018 attack was the second biggest health data breach reported to the Department of Health and Human Services in 2018, according to HHS Office of Civil Rights’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool . No ‘Global Cap’ Settlement documents in the UnityPoint Health case note …

Judge Sends Episcopal Health Data Breach Lawsuit Back to State Court | HealthIT Security | 6/23/2020

HIPAA and Compliance News Judge Sends Episcopal Health Data Breach Lawsuit Back to State Court Citing a lack of standing for a federal lawsuit, a New York federal judge sent a data breach lawsuit against Episcopal Health down to state court as the allegations fall under HIPAA. By June 23, 2020 - A federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has sent a data …

Care New England Resolves Weeklong Cyberattack Impacting Servers | HealthIT Security | 6/22/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Care New England Resolves Weeklong Cyberattack Impacting Servers Care New England has been investigating a cyberattack on its systems for nearly a week, which shut down its website: ransomware hackers post healthcare data, a phishing incident, and email hack complete this week’s breach roundup. By June 22, 2020 - Rhode Island-based Care New England (CNE) has fully recovered from a cyberattack that hit its servers …

Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally | 6/17/2020

Several major health data breach es that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks serve as stark reminders of the security and privacy risks posed by business associates. See Also: Live Webinar 2021: A Cybersecurity Odyssey Among the incidents recently added to the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website are breaches involving the improper disposal of paper records by a vendor hired to …

A Tale of 2 Health Data Breaches: Persistent Challenges | 6/15/2020

Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years’ worth of data. On June 8, Rangely District Hospital in Eagle Crest Drive, Colorado, reported an April ransomware attack prevented it from accessing patient files in a legacy Meditech database. Proprietary software that the hospital uses to view those files was infected by the …

Cano Health Reports 2-Year Email Hack Impacting Patient Data | HealthIT Security | 6/15/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Cano Health Reports 2-Year Email Hack Impacting Patient Data First discovered in April, hackers breached three Cano Health employee email accounts for a two-year period; two ransomware attacks complete this week’s breach roundup. By June 15, 2020 - Florida-based Cano Health, a population health management vendor, recently began notifying patients that their data was potentially compromised, after hackers breached three employee email accounts …

Beware – these are the global hotspots for coronavirus malware | 6/12/2020

… rise in threats and scams, including coronavirus related malware, phishing, and spam emails, across most of the world. Your smart home devices could all be about to stop working – here's why Babylon Health data breach exposes user medical records to strangers 'Anti-5G quantum machine' turns out to just be 128MB USB drive Coronavirus scams “As the world continues to adapt to the changes brought on …

Babylon Health Data Breach Chalks Incident to Software Error | 6/12/2020

Babylon Health Data Breach Chalks Incident to Software Error By June 12, 2020 ADVERTISEMENT United Kingdom-based artificial intelligence chatbot and telehealth startup company Babylon Health admits to suffering to a patient data breach following a software error. The said error reportedly allowed other users to gain access to other patients’ private consultations. Babylon Health provides access to users and members to consult with a doctor or any other health …

Babylon Health Data Breach Allowed Users To View Other Patients’ Video Consultations | 6/11/2020

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach . The firm was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients’ consultations. A follow-up check by Babylon revealed a small number of further UK users could also see others’ sessions …

Babylon Health data breach: GP app users able to see other people’s consultations | UK news | The Guardian | 6/10/2020

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UK: Babylon Health data breach: GP app users able to see other people’s consultations | 6/10/2020

UK: Babylon Health data breach: GP app users able to see other people’s consultations Home / UK: Babylon Health data breach: GP app users able to see other people’s consultations UK: Babylon Health data breach: GP app users able to see other people’s consultations June 10, 2020 Dissent The Guardian reports: Babylon Health has suffered a data breach involving confidential patient information, with users of its GP video consultation app allowed …

Cyberciminals Access PHI, Steal Gift Cards from Kentucky Health Plan | HealthIT Security | 6/8/2020

Latest Health Data Breach es News Cyberciminals Access PHI, Steal Gift Cards from Kentucky Health Plan Hackers were able to access protected health information and fraudulently obtain gift cards from the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan; multiple insider incidents and improper records disposal complete this week’s breach roundup. By June 08, 2020 - The Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is notifying nearly 1,000 Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) members that some of their …

Inappropriate Access to Records Continued for 8 Years | 6/4/2020

… than 2,700 individuals, according to a posting on the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. Commonly called the “wall of shame,” the HHS Office for Civil Rights website lists health data breach es affecting 500 or more individuals. The breach illustrates the persistent challenges healthcare organizations face in providing clinical employees with appropriate, limited access to patients’ information. “Detection and identification of unauthorized access of electronic …

Ransomware Attacks Hit 2 More Healthcare Organizations | 6/3/2020

Ransomware Attacks Hit 2 More Healthcare Organizations Security Advisers Offer Risk Mitigation Tips Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ( HealthInfoSec ) • June 3, Two ransomware incidents recently reported to federal regulators as health data breach es illustrate that the surge in such attacks shows no signs of abating. Among the recent ransomware-related data breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights were incidents at Woodlawn Dental Center based …

COVID-19

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Data Targeted by Nation-State Hackers | HealthIT Security | 8/3/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Data Targeted by Nation-State Hackers Hackers tied to China targeted the COVID-19 vaccine research developer Moderna in an effort to steal data; ransomware, records theft, and an employee email hack completes this week’s breach roundup. Massachusetts-based Moderna, a research firm currently tasked with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, was targeted by hackers with ties to the …

HIPAA

American Medical Tech Reports 2019 Email Hack Impacting 47K Patients | HealthIT Security | 6/30/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News American Medical Tech Reports 2019 Email Hack Impacting 47K Patients American Medical Technologies is just now reporting a breach discovered in 2019 impacting more than 47,000 patients; ransomware attacks, email … the impacted account . But it’s important to note that under HIPAA, covered entities have just 60 days from the time of breach discovery to report incidents impacting over 500 patients. AMT has since review ed …

AMCA

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… practices and clinics and could affect significant volumes of patient records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three … was a massive security breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party billing collections firm. At least four clinical labs, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were impacted by AMCA’s security breach which, to …

Department of Health and Human Services

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… a report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net. Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics firm, analyzed data breach incidents disclosed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the media during 2019. There also has been … records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three major cybersecurity trends Protenus found: 1. Hacking incidents surge It …

Medicaid

Computer Theft Exposes Personal, Health Data of 654K Oregon Patients | HealthIT Security | 2/6/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Computer Theft Exposes Personal, Health Data of 654K Oregon Patients A laptop owned by the transportation vendor of Health Share of Oregon was stolen, exposing the personal and health data of 654,000 patients. By February 06, 2020 - Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest Medicaid coordinated care organization is notifying 654,000 patients that their personal and health data has been exposed after a laptop was …

Mental Health

Data of 50K Alomere Health Patients Exposed by Employee Email Hack | HealthIT Security | 1/9/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Data of 50K Alomere Health Patients Exposed by Employee Email Hack An investigation into an initial employee email hack at Alomere Health revealed an earlier breach; ransomware attacks, an RCM … potentially breached after a malware infection. NARA providers physical and mental health, as well as substance abuse treatment services and education to Native Americans. READ MORE: Report Reveals Business Email Compromise Techniques, Success The cyberattack …

Healthcare Compliance

Breaches in 2018 exceed previous year; affected patient records soar | 11/25/2019

healthcare compliance analytics company, and DataBreaches.net, a web site devoted to reporting on data security breaches, found that, out of all breaches reported last year, 353 (or 70 percent) involved healthcare providers, 62 (or 12 percent) involved health plans, and 39 (or 8 percent) involved some other type of entity. The latest Breach Barometer report was based on an analysis of 503 health data breaches reported to the Department of …

HIPAA Breach

Health Data Breach Tally: Ransomware Proliferates | 10/8/2019

Ransomware attacks are among the largest incidents added to the federal tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks. Attacks on a variety of clinics affected a total of more than 1 million individuals. See Also: 10 Incredible Ways You Can Be Hacked Through Email & How To Stop The Bad Guys A Tuesday snapshot of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website shows …

Medical Imaging

Health Data Breaches Leave Businesses Exposed to Hefty Fines | PRWeb | 8/13/2019

Health Data Breaches Leave Businesses Exposed to Hefty Fines Share Article Businesses with access to patient health data risk HIPAA violations that can lead to steep federal and state penalties. Elliot Dinkin, president of Cowden … announced a settlement imposing $3 million in fines on Touchstone Medical Imaging. A 2014 data breach revealed that the medical office violated numerous HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) policies. The steep …

Medicare

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 6/26/2019

Lawmakers Map Out Path Forward On Medicare Part D Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) put forward their ideas for improving Medicare Part D during an event on Tuesday at … work on drafting the first national data privacy law. Recent health data breaches have put a spotlight on the issue, which is likely to grow in importance as medical professionals shift more of their work …

Healthcare Data Breaches

60,000 Patient, Employee Records Breached in EmCare Email Hack | HealthIT Security | 4/22/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 60,000 Patient, Employee Records Breached in EmCare Email Hack A hacker gained access to employee email accounts, breaching patient, employee data; meanwhile, a misconfigured Steps to Recovery database exposed millions … monitoring services. Dig Deeper Third-Party Vendors Behind 20% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2018 EmCare has since implemented additional security measures to prevent a recurrence, including “advanced IT solutions” and further employee training on …

Protenus

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… healthcare industry experienced in 2018 when 15 million patient records were affected by breach incidents, according to a report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net. Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics firm, analyzed data breach incidents disclosed to … records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three major cybersecurity trends Protenus found: 1. Hacking incidents surge It …

Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% | HealthIT Security | 2/19/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% The Protenus Breach Barometer shows over 41.4 million patient records were exposed by 572 security incidents in 2019, while hacking incidents surged and insider-related events decreased. More than 41.4 million patient records were breached by 572 healthcare data breaches in 2019, as hacking surged. And it’s likely those estimates are vastly underestimated given …

Quest Diagnostics

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… practices and clinics and could affect significant volumes of patient records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three … party billing collections firm. At least four clinical labs, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were impacted by AMCA’s security breach which, to date, exposed the sensitive data of 21 million patients. The breach was discovered …

Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% | HealthIT Security | 2/19/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% The Protenus Breach Barometer shows over 41.4 million patient records were exposed by 572 security incidents in 2019, while … patient records from a wide range of covered entities, including Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp , BioReference , and Clinical Pathology . The breach went undetected for about eight months and exposed a trove of personal data, including Social Security …

LabCorp

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… practices and clinics and could affect significant volumes of patient records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three … firm. At least four clinical labs, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were impacted by AMCA’s security breach which, to date, exposed the sensitive data of 21 million patients. The breach was discovered when analysts discovered …

Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% | HealthIT Security | 2/19/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% The Protenus Breach Barometer shows over 41.4 million patient records were exposed by 572 security incidents in 2019, while … from a wide range of covered entities, including Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp , BioReference , and Clinical Pathology . The breach went undetected for about eight months and exposed a trove of personal data, including Social Security numbers, personally …

American Medical Collection Agency

Number of patient records breached nearly triples in 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 2/20/2020

… practices and clinics and could affect significant volumes of patient records, Protenus reported. There continues to be at least one health data breach per day, a trend Protenus first reported in 2016. Here are three … incident reported last year was a massive security breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party billing collections firm. At least four clinical labs, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were impacted by AMCA’s …

Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% | HealthIT Security | 2/19/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Over 41.4M Patient Records Breached in 2019, as Hacking Jumped 49% The Protenus Breach Barometer shows over 41.4 million patient records were exposed by 572 security incidents in 2019, while … monitoring systems that can prevent future incidents,” they added. The American Medical Collection Agency breach was the largest seen last year, impacting about 21 million patient records from a wide range of covered entities, including …

Fortified Health Security

40 Million Americans Affected by Health Data Breaches in 2019 | 2/7/2020

40 Million Americans Affected by Health Data Breaches in 2019 February 7, 2020 No Comments Forty million Americans were affected by health data breaches in 2019 — a 65-percent increase from 14 million in 2018. The Fortified Health Security 2020 report, titled The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare , compiled annual data from 2009 through 2019 and found last year was the highest number recorded since 2015 when 113.27 million records …

40 Million Americans Affected by Health Data Breaches Last Year (That’s Up 65%) | 2/7/2020

In the highest number recorded since 2015, about 40 million Americans were affected by health data breaches in the year 2019. February 7, 2020 TechDecisions Staff Leave a Comment Fortified Health Security recently gathered data showing that 40 million Americans were affected by health data breaches in 2019 — a 65% increase from 14 million in 2018. The 2020 report, titled The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare , compiled yearly data from …

CynergisTek

HIPAA is Clear: Breaches Must be Reported 60 Days After Discovery | HealthIT Security | 5/1/2019

… in conformance to the best practice security policies in HIPAA and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. In fact, the most recent CynergisTek report found that HIPAA conformance among healthcare organizations declined by 2 percent in the … five months early in August. READ MORE: Minnesota DHS Reports Health Data Breach from 2018 Email Hack Unfortunately, there are many other organizations to make this reporting mistake. To shed light on best practice breach …

Why a Furniture Maker Had to Report a Health Data Breach | 4/18/2019

Compliance , Data Breach , HIPAA/HITECH Why a Furniture Maker Had to Report a Health Data Breach Many Employers Have Health Data That Must Be Protected Under HIPAA Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ( HealthInfoSec ) • April 18, 2019 Credit … have obligations to comply with the HIPAA standards.” —David Holtzman, CynergisTek The “wall of shame” website, which lists major health data breaches impacting 500 or more individuals, lists several breaches reported by employers outside of …

Medical Center

Ransomware Shuts Down Colorado Hospital IT Network Amid COVID-19 | HealthIT Security | 4/28/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Ransomware Shuts Down Colorado Hospital IT Network Amid COVID-19 Parkview Medical Center is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its IT network over a week ago; another ransomware attack and an email hack complete this week’s breach roundup. Colorado-based Parkview Medical Center’s technology infrastructure was hit with a ransomware attack a week ago on April 21, which caused a …

Beaumont Health Reports 2019 Data Breach Impacting 114K Patients | HealthIT Security | 4/21/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News Beaumont Health Reports 2019 Data Breach Impacting 114K Patients Hackers gained access to several Beaumont Health employee email accounts for a week in 2019; Maze ransomware, phishing incidents, and other … and provided employees with additional security education and training. Meadville Medical Center Still Recovering from Malware READ MORE: Threat Actors Targeting Hospitals with Double Extortion Ransomware Meadville Medical Center is continuing to recover from a …

Health Quest

Hackensack Meridian Faces Breach Lawsuit After Ransomware Attack - HealthITSecurity.com | HealthIT Security | 2/18/2020

… were unable to access the electronic health record system and other computers. Dig Deeper Proposed $6M Settlement Reached in Banner Health Data Breach Lawsuit Clinicians were forced into downtime procedures, leaning on pen and paper … Court of Georgia revived a lawsuit against Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Health Quest and Tidelands Health were hit with separate lawsuits for their breaches, and Solara Medical was sued by its breach victims, as well. Tagged …

More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims | HealthIT Security | 1/16/2020

Latest Health Data Breaches News More Health Quest Patients Added to 2018 Phishing Attack Victims Health Quest is notifying additional patients that their data was compromised after a 2018 phishing attack; ransomware, phishing, and device theft complete this week’s breach roundup. By January 16, 2020 - New York-based Health Quest recently began another round of breach notification letters, after discovering more patient data than initially estimated was compromised during a …

Blue Cross of Idaho

129K Patients Impacted by 3-Month Phishing Attack on Montana Provider | HealthIT Security | 10/23/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 129K Patients Impacted by 3-Month Phishing Attack on Montana Provider Kalispell Regional Health was hit with a ‘highly sophisticated’ phishing attack, which went undetected for months; a third-party … attempt on the healthcare sector in recent months. In April , Blue Cross of Idaho reported that hackers breached their provider portal in an attempt to reroute financial transactions made by providers. Third-Party Vendor Breach …

Medical Billing Service Reports April 2017 Ransomware Attack | HealthIT Security | 4/25/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News Medical Billing Service Reports April 2017 Ransomware Attack Doctors Management Services first discovered a network problem in December 2018, but unauthorized access occurred in April 2017; another ransomware attack and … New Jersey Provider Ronald Snyder, M.D READ MORE: Hackers Breach Blue Cross of Idaho Provider Portal in Fraud Attempt Ronald Snyder, MD, owner of ActivYouth Orthopaedics, recently fell victim to a ransomware attack and is …

Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than … state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices following the 2014 health data breach that affected 10.4 million individuals nationwide and 6.4 million Washington state residents. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare! The …

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than … state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices following the 2014 health data breach that affected 10.4 million individuals nationwide and 6.4 million Washington state residents. The settlement comes several weeks after Premera said it would …

Bob Ferguson

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices following the 2014 health data breach that affected 10.4 million individuals nationwide and 6.4 million Washington state residents. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare! The healthcare sector remains in flux as policy, regulation, technology and trends shape the market. FierceHealthcare subscribers rely on our suite of newsletters as their must-read source for …

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices following the 2014 health data breach that affected 10.4 million individuals nationwide and 6.4 million Washington state residents. The settlement comes several weeks after Premera said it would spend $74 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit (PDF) on behalf of affected customers, according to the Associated Press . Premera will pay $5.4 million of the …

Dana Nessel

Sens. Demand AMCA, Quest, LabCorp Explain Failure to Detect Breach | HealthIT Security | 6/7/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News Sens. Demand AMCA, Quest, LabCorp Explain Failure to Detect Breach As AMCA breach numbers reach 20M , Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez sent letters to Quest, LabCorp, and the billing … impacted patients. Following Quest and LabCorp’s announcement, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel launched an inquiry into the event to better understand the scope. On June 5, Booker and Menendez joined the scrutiny into the massive …

422K BioReference Patients Included in AMCA Breach, MI AG Investigates | HealthIT Security | 6/6/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 422K BioReference Patients Included in AMCA Breach, MI AG Investigates Nearly 422,000 BioReference patients were potentially impacted in the AMCA Breach, bringing the total victims to 20 million with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp; Michigan’s Attorney General has launched an investigation. 06, 2019 - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has launched an investigation into the massive American Medical Collection Agency breach that’s already claimed testing giants Quest …

Jessica Davis

7.7M LabCorp Patients Included in AMCA Breach Victims with Quest | HealthIT Security | 6/5/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 7.7M LabCorp Patients Included in AMCA Breach Victims with Quest Soon after Quest announced 11.9M patients were affected by an eight month-long breach of its billing vendor AMCA, LabCorp reports that up to 7.7M patients were also impacted by the hack. By Jessica Davis June 05, 2019 - Days after Quest Diagnostics reported that 11.9 million patient records were potentially breached in an eight month …

11.9M Quest Diagnostics Patients Impacted by AMCA Data Breach | HealthIT Security | 6/3/2019

Latest Health Data Breaches News 11.9M Quest Diagnostics Patients Impacted by AMCA Data Breach A hacker gained access to American Medical Collection Agency’s system, which contained a trove of personal information from its clients, including nearly 12 million patients of Quest Diagnostics. By Jessica Davis June 03, 2019 - American Medical Collection Agency recently began notifying clients of a system hack that breached the billing and medical data of some of …

State of Florida

Victim Count in Magellan Ransomware Incident Soars | 6/30/2020

… Florida-related entities that offer their employees Magellan health plans are listed on the Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website as reporting breaches linked to the Magellan ransomware attack. So far, the breach reports show the total number of individuals affected by the Magellan incident is more than 355,000. That makes the incident the third largest health data breach reported to HHS in 2020 so …

A Tale of 2 Health Data Breaches: Persistent Challenges | 6/15/2020

Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years’ worth of data. On June 8, Rangely District Hospital … other recent breach was reported on June 12 by Miami, Florida-based Cano Health , which operates primary care centers and pharmacies in Florida that specialize in care for older adults. Cano Health says on April …