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|

500K Patients Affected by Adaptive Health Integrations Breach

Adaptive Health Integrations, based in North Dakota, reported an incident of unauthorized access to protected health information. There were potentially 510,574 patients affected in the massive breach. More details regarding the Adaptive Health Integrations Breach are discussed below. How Did the Adaptive Health Integrations Breach Occur? What’s Their Response? According to a breach notice released by Adaptive Health Integrations, they had recently [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 20th, 2022|

SuperCare Health Hack Affects 300K Patients

In one of the largest breaches reported in 2022 so far, SuperCare Health suffered a hacking incident affecting 318,379 patients. The network intrusion was initially detected on July 27, 2021. However, it took SuperCare Health until February 2022 to discover the incident had potentially compromised that patient information. More details regarding the SuperCare Health hack are discussed below. What Do We Know [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 11th, 2022|