IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022 Comes to Shocking Conclusion

Each year IBM works with Ponemon Institute to research breaches across several sectors of the economy. For the 12th consecutive year, healthcare breaches had the highest price tag. According to the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022, the average cost of a healthcare data breach has skyrocketed to $10.1 million. This is an increase of 9.4% from 2021 and an astronomical increase of 41.6% [...]

2022-07-29T15:12:45-04:00July 29th, 2022|

June 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. June was another [...]

2022-07-22T09:32:38-04:00July 22nd, 2022|

Eye Care Leaders Breach: Ransomware Attack Claims New Victims

In early December of 2021, Eye Care Leaders (Eye Care), an electronic medical record vendor supplying business associate services to eye care providers across the country, discovered it had incurred a data breach. The breach quickly disabled systems.  The intruder accessed compromised information, including name, address, phone numbers, health insurance information, and medical information related to eye care services - protected health [...]

2022-06-29T15:29:27-04:00June 29th, 2022|

May 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. May was another [...]

2022-06-24T16:31:59-04:00June 22nd, 2022|

8 Eye Care Providers Reeling From EMR Breach

An ophthalmology EMR solution, Eye Care Leaders, announced that it had been breached. The EMR first discovered the incident in December 2021. Upon investigation into the incident, it was found that at least eight eye care providers were impacted, affecting upwards of 342,000 patients. Providers affected by the EMR breach were notified of the incident on March 1, 2022, so that they may take steps to [...]

2022-05-27T16:58:58-04:00May 23rd, 2022|

April 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. A shower of [...]

2022-05-20T16:54:27-04:00May 13th, 2022|

Salusive Health Announces Breach, Same Day They Close For Good

On April 29, 2022, Salusive Health, doing business as myNurse, alerted patients of a cyberattack – and that it was closing its doors. The cyberattack in question allowed unauthorized access to patient data, although there is no evidence that the information has been shared, posted, or misused. Details of the Salusive Health Breach According to the breach notice received by patients affected [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:26-04:00May 4th, 2022|

Almost 2.6 Million Patients Sad as Smile Brands Breach Grows

A ransomware breach of Smile Brands that was first discovered in April 2021 now appears to have affected the protected health information (PHI) of at least 2,592,494 individuals according to an update filed with the Maine Attorney General’s office. Smiles Direct, an Irvine, California-based provider of support services for dental offices, discovered the breach on April 24, 2021, one day after cybercriminals [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:26-04:00May 2nd, 2022|