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Meditab Medical Records, Physician Notes Breached by Vendor Error

March 19, 2019 - The third-party vendor of California-based Meditab, MedPharm Services, exposed medical data and other real-time personal information on an unsecured fax server, according to a TechCrunch report. Meditab is an electronic medical records software maker, serving doctors, health systems, and pharmacies. The company also processes faxes for those providers in real-time, including...


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Vendor Compromises Data of 808,000 Singapore Blood Donors

by Jessica Davis

The personal information of about 808,201 individuals who have donated or attempted to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was left exposed online by a vendor of the country’s Health Science Authority. Securs Solutions was working...

Pasquotank-Camden EMS Hacking Incident Impacts 40,000 Patients

by Jessica Davis

A hacker recently exploited a vulnerability in the TriTech billing software of North Carolina’s Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services, erasing some files and potentially breaching patient data. Its initial notification to the...

Michigan AG Warns 600,000 Impacted by Wolverine Solutions Breach

by Jessica Davis

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Department of Insurance and Financial Service Director Anna Fox are urging about 600,000 state residents impacted by the ransomware attack on Wolverine Solutions Group to take precautions and...

Emerson Hospital Reports Third-party Vendor Breach from May 2018

by Jessica Davis

Concord, Massachusetts-based Emerson Hospital is notifying 6,300 patients that their data was potentially breached nearly one year ago, due to insider wrongdoing at one of its vendors. According to a statement released on March 8, the...

EHR Hack Breaches Milestone Family Medicine Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

South Carolina-based Milestone Family Medicine, formerly with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, recently began notifying patients that their data was potentially breached by an unauthorized individual. Officials discovered a hacker...

Third-Party Vendor Breach Impacts 45,000 Rush University Patients

by Jessica Davis

The personal information of about 45,000 Rush University Medical Center patients was recently compromised, after an employee of its claims processing vendor improperly disclosed a patient file to an unauthorized individual. The incident...

326,000 Patients Impacted in UConn Health Phishing Attack

by Jessica Davis

A phishing attack on UConn Health potentially breached some personal and medical data of 326,000 patients, the Connecticut-based health system announced on Friday. UConn Health recently discovered a hacker accessed a number of employee...

Phishing Attack Breaches Data of 30,000 Memorial Hospital Patients

by Jessica Davis

An employee of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi fell victim to a phishing attack, which breached the data of 30,000 patients for more than a week in December. On December 17, officials discovered an unauthorized party gained...

Health Data of 974,000 UW Medicine Patients Exposed for 3 Weeks

by Jessica Davis

The University of Washington Medicine is notifying about 974,000 individuals that some of their patient data was left exposed on the internet for three weeks due to a misconfigured server. The breach was discovered on December 26, when a...

42,000 AdventHealth Patients Impacted in Yearlong Data Breach

by Jessica Davis

About 42,000 AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine patients are being notified that their personal and health data was breached for more than a year due to a hack of the Florida provider’s systems. On December...

Hackers Attempt to Extort Ontario Healthcare Provider CarePartners

by Jessica Davis

CarePartners experienced a data breach in 2018, and now the hackers are attempting to extort the Ontario-based provider for 5 bitcoins, or about $18,000, to prevent the public release of employee and patient files, according to...

24,000 Patient Records Breached in EyeSouth Partners Email Hack

by Jessica Davis

Georgia-based EyeSouth Partners recently began notifying 24,113 patients that their protected health information was potentially compromised after an employee email hack. On October 25, officials discovered an individual gained...

Phishing Hack Breaches PHI of 23,000 Colorado Patients for 3 Months

by Jessica Davis

Colorado-based Critical Care, Pulmonary & Sleep Associates recently notified 23,000 patients that their personal data was potentially breached during a phishing attack. On November 23, CCPSA officials discovered a hacker gained access...

Phishing Attack on Verity Health Breaches Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

Verity Health System and Verity Medical Foundation are notifying patients that their data was potentially breached by two separate phishing attacks. According to officials, one cyberattack occurred in November and the other in...

Alaska Bungles Breach Notification, 87,000 Patients Impacted

by Jessica Davis

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recently updated its breach notification to include substantially more patients than were included in its initial announcement from June 2018. But in the process, those estimates also...

Months-Long Phishing Attack on Rehab Center Breaches Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

Memphis-based Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center recently began notifying patients that their personal data was potentially breached due to a phishing attack. Officials discovered the hacker gained access to an employee email account...

Email Hack on Vermont Provider Breaches 32,000 Patient Records

by Jessica Davis

Elizabethtown Community Hospital, part of the University of Vermont Health Network, notified about 32,000 patients that their personal health information was breached during an email hack. On October 18, hospital officials discovered an...

30 Percent of Online Health Databases Expose Patient Data

by Jessica Davis

About 30 percent of online healthcare databases are left exposed online due to misconfiguration, according to a recent report from IntSights. The researchers scoured the internet to determine how easy it would be for a hacker to access...

EmblemHealth Fined $100K for 2016 Healthcare Data Breach

by Jessica Davis

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal fined health insurance vendor EmblemHealth $100,000, for its 2016 health data breach of more than 6,000 New Jersey residents. The New York-based insurer’s subsidiary Group Health is also...

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