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RISE Ransomware Attack Puts 3,731 Patients at Risk

June 14, 2018 - RISE Wisconsin reported June 7 to OCR that it suffered a ransomware attack in which PHI on 3,731 individuals may have been exposed. In a press release, RISE said that patient names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and some health information may have been accessed by the attackers. RISE said that it discovered on April 8 that it had been the target of a ransomware attack...


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Dignity Health Data Breach Affects 55.9K Patients

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On May 31, California-based Dignity Health reported to OCR that a data breach exposed personal information on 55,947 patients. In a Dignity Health statement emailed to HealthITSecurity.com, the healthcare provider explained that an email list...

Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology Suffers Ransomware Attack

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Minnesota-based Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology (APP) said that it suffered a Triple-M ransomware attack on March 30-31. It notified OCR on May 18 that 6,546 individuals were affected by the attack. APP related that Eastern European hackers...

Public Server Exposure Creates PHI Data Security Worries for 200K

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Unsecured files on a public FTP server maintained by Arkansas-based practice management software provider MedEvolve may have caused a PHI data security breach for more 200,000 patients, reported DataBreaches.net. Most of the patient files on...

45,000 Patient Records Exposed in Nuance Healthcare Data Breach

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Nuance, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of speech recognition software, said in a May 10 SEC filing that a healthcare data breach occurred when an unauthorized third party gained access to 45,000 patient records hosted on one of its medical...

Reported Malware Creates PHI Data Security Concern for 12K in FL

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Malware that infected a number of Florida Hospital websites may have created a PHI data security issue, the Orlando Sentinel reported May 2. Patient information that could have been exposed includes patient names, email addresses, phone numbers,...

Scenic Bluffs’ Healthcare Data Breach Could Affect 2,889

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Wisconsin-based Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers said that it experienced a healthcare data breach in which attackers gained access to a staff member’s email and may have stolen information on 2,889 patients, according to a press...

Texas Health Says 3,808 Affected by Healthcare Data Breach

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Texas Health Physicians Group recently disclosed that an unauthorized third party had gained access to some of its email accounts, resulting in a healthcare data breach that affected close to 4,000 patients. The information that was accessed...

Blue Shield of California Reports PHI Data Breach

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Blue Shield of California admitted to a PHI data breach involving an insurance broker who was not authorized to receive patient information, according to a breach notification submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office. ...

Integrated Rehab Consultants Admits to 2016 Healthcare Data Breach

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Chicago-based Integrated Rehab Consultants is just now admitting to a healthcare data breach that it knew about back in 2016.  In December 2016, IRC received a tip from a healthcare researcher about patient data posted on a public repository....

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Fesses Up to Phishing Attack

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Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield admitted March 30, 2018 that the personal data of 6,800 CareFirst members may have been exposed by a phishing attack that compromised an employee’s email account. Information that could have...

SAMBA Mailing Error Creates Data Security Concern for 13.9K

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A programming error that occurred during the preparation process for mailing out certain IRS tax forms may have led to documents being sent to the wrong recipients, creating a data security concern for some individuals, according to SAMBA Federal...

Primary Health Care PHI Data Security Incident Affects 10K

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Unauthorized access to employee email accounts may have led to a PHI data security incident at Primary Health Care Inc. (PHC), according to an organization statement. PHC discovered the access to four employee accounts and the related Google...

Potential PHI Exposure at BJC HealthCare Impacts 33K

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An internal security scan revealed that there was a data server configuration error, allowing potential PHI exposure at BJC HealthCare. The Missouri-based organization revealed in an online statement that 33,420 patients may have had their information...

134K Possibly Affected in St. Peter’s Server Data Breach

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An unauthorized third party gained access to St. Peter’s Surgery & Endoscopy Center (the Center) servers on January 8, 2018, according to an online statement. The potential data breach was discovered on the same day of the infiltration,...

Reported Kansas PHI Data Breach Could Involve Info of 11K

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An unauthorized email from a Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) employee was sent to a group of business associates, which created a possible PHI data breach, according to a KDADS online statement. KDADS became aware...

70K Notified in Tufts Health Plan Data Breach in Vendor Error

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A vendor that handles the mailing of member identification (ID) cards reportedly sent out envelopes with patient information visible in the mailing window, which created a Tufts Health Plan data breach. Tufts Medicare Preferred ID cards were...

Healthcare Ransomware Attack Affects 6.5K at AL Practice

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A healthcare ransomware attack allowed an unknown hacker to gain access to EMR software containing patient medical records, Jemison Internal Medicine, PC (JIM) announced on its website. The Alabama-based practice said the virus encrypted its...

CarePlus Health Reports PHI Data Breach Impacting 11K

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A series of programming and printing errors resulted in Explanation of Benefits (EOB) letters being sent to the incorrect CarePlus Health Plan members, an organization spokesperson confirmed to HealthITSecurity.com. Approximately 11,200 individuals...

36K Notified of Potential Healthcare Data Breach from Mailing Error

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A mailing error has led to a potential healthcare data breach for Triple-S Advantage (Triple-S) members, according to an online company statement. The Puerto Rico-based organization is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association....

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