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The real victim in health data breaches? Patients’ medical identities

Data breaches are happening everywhere these days, not just in healthcare. But the healthcare industry has its own set of problems when it comes to the aftermath of a security incident: unknown impact and the rise in medical fraud. “It’s a rampant problem, and it’s not talked about enough,” said Chris Bowen, ClearDATA founder and […]

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Update: Misconfigured database breaches thousands of MedCall Advisors patient files

For the second time in one month, a researcher discovered North Carolina-based MedCall Healthcare Advisors has been leaking protected, personal data through a misconfigured Amazon S3 storage bucket. WHAT HAPPENED Security researcher Britton White contacted that MedCall, a workers compensation and healthcare solutions vendor, left a storage bucket containing 10,000 files exposed to the internet, available […]

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Phishing attack breaches insurance data of 37,000 patients for 1 month

California-based Gold Coast Health Plan breached the patient data of about 37,000 patients for more than a month after a phishing attack. WHAT HAPPENEDHackers compromised the email account of one employee from June 18 to Aug. 1. Gold Coast officials said the attack was discovered on Aug. 8. The unauthorized access was stopped on the […]

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Ransomware attack on fetal diagnostic lab breaches 40,800 patient records

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was hit by a ransomware attack on June 30 that potentially breached the data of 40,800 patients. According to the notice, hackers breached FDIP servers in June, which included some patient records. Officials took immediate action to contain the incident and enlisted a cybersecurity firm. They were able […]

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Phishing attack breaches 38,000 patient records at Legacy Health

Portland, Oregon-based Legacy Health is notifying 38,000 patients that a phishing attack may have breached their data. According to the notice, officials discovered unauthorized access to some employee email accounts on June 21. However, the access began several weeks before in May 2018. The health system hired a third-party forensic firm to help with its […]