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InterAct of Michigan Phishing Attack Exposes PHI on 1,290 People

August 16, 2018 - InterAct of Michigan reported to OCR on August 7 that an email hacking incident may have exposed PHI on 1,290 individuals. In a statement on its website, InterAct explained that it became aware on June 8 that an unauthorized third party accessed a company email account. The mental health and substance abuse treatment provider determined on July 30 that the email account contained...


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301K Patients Involved in St. Mary’s Paper Records Data Breach

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SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, reported to OCR on July 30 that an improper disposal of paper medical records may have resulted in a data breach affecting 301,000 individuals. In a public notice, St....

19K Orlando Orthopaedic Patients At Risk from Lax Vendor Security

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Florida-based Orlando Orthopaedic Center reported to OCR on July 20 that 19,101 individuals were affected by lax vendor security, leading to a possible PHI breach. The breach occurred at a transcription service vendor in December,...

PHI of 105K People At Risk in Boys Town Healthcare Data Breach

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Nebraska-based Boys Town National Research Hospital reported to OCR July 20 a healthcare data breach that may have exposed PHI on 105,309 individuals. In a statement, Boys Town said it discovered on May 23 unusual activity relating to an...

PHI of 18,000 UMCP Patients at Risk in Healthcare Data Breach

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UMC Physicians (UMCP), a physician practice managment group set up by Texas-based UMC Health System, announced July 11 that it had notified more than 18,000 patients about a healthcare data breach in which their PHI may have...

MedEvolve Cops to Healthcare Data Breach With PHI on 200K at Risk

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Arkansas-based practice management software provider MedEvolve has finally copped to a healthcare data breach at one of its customers, Premier Immediate Medical Care, which may have impacted more than 200,000 current and former patients of...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Phishing Attack Impacts PHI of 60K

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A phishing attack targeting employees at Missouri-based Children’s Mercy Hospital may have compromised PHI on more than 60,000 individuals, the Kansas City Star reported July 3. The information possibly accessed by hackers included...

Michigan Medicine Admits to Healthcare Data Breach in Laptop Theft

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University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine announced June 25 that around 870 patients were affected by a healthcare data breach that involved the theft of an unencrypted laptop with PHI from an employee’s car. The theft...

270,000 Put at Risk by Med Associates Healthcare Data Breach

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A healthcare data breach at Med Associates, a Latham, NY-based health billing company, may have exposed PHI on more than 270,000 people, reported the Times Union newspaper. In an announcement on its website, Med Associates said that it...

RISE Ransomware Attack Puts 3,731 Patients at Risk

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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