Forefront Dermatology Breach Affected 2,413,553 Patients
After suffering what was termed an “intrusion” on its network server in June 2021, Forefront Dermatology announced that the PHI of some patients had been accessed. “While the investigation found evidence that only a small number of patients’ information was specifically involved, Forefront Dermatology could not rule out the possibility that files containing other patients’ information may have been subject to unauthorized access,” said the company in a press statement. As many as 2,413,553 patient records may have been exposed. The Wisconsin-based healthcare provider has locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
NEC Networks, LLC Breach Affected 1,656,569 Patients
NEC Networks, is a business associate doing business as CaptureRx. A February 2021 investigation determined that as many as 1,656,569 patient files containing PHI such as name, date of birth, and prescription information were accessed and acquired without authorization.
Eskenazi Health Breach Affected 1,515,918 Patients
Eskenazi Health, an Indiana-based health system was targeted by cyber criminals in a ransomware attack. After gaining access to the organization’s network, the criminals disabled security measures and stole data, some of which was later released on the dark web.
The Kroger Co. Breach Affected 1,474,284 Patients
Kroger Co., the retail grocery chain confirmed in February 2021 that it was impacted by a data security incident affecting Accellion, Inc. Accellion’s services were used by Kroger, as well as many other companies, for third-party secure file transfers. Accellion notified Kroger that an unauthorized person gained access to certain Kroger files by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion’s file transfer service. As a result, up to 1,474,284 patient records from the company’s pharmacy and clinic services may have been compromised.
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Inc. Breach Affected 1,400,000 Patients
A ransomware attack on the S