At Least 32 Providers Affected by Ciox Vendor Email Breach

Healthcare information management company Ciox announced they have begun notifying business associates following an employee email breach of protected health information (PHI) affecting the patients of at least 32 healthcare providers nationwide. What We Know About the Ciox Vendor Email Breach In a post on their website, the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company admitted that an unauthorized person accessed one Ciox employee’s email account [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:26-04:00January 6th, 2022|

Quest Diagnostics Subsidiary Hit with Data Breach Lawsuit

Quest Diagnostics subsidiary, ReproSource Fertility Diagnostics has been sued by a patient over alleged security deficiencies. The Quest data breach lawsuit was filed one month after the October 8, 2021 announcement of a ransomware attack that potentially exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 350,000 individuals. Details of the Quest Data Breach Lawsuit According to the notification provided by ReproSource, the company’s [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:29-04:00December 31st, 2021|

UKG Ransomware Attack Hits Healthcare Businesses Worldwide

Healthcare providers including NYU Langone University Hospital Long Island in New York and others around the world are reeling today in the wake of a reported ransomware attack on human resources services giant UKG. The breach affects services on the Kronos Private Cloud including UKG Workforce Central, UKG TeleStaff, Healthcare Extensions, and Banking Scheduling Solutions. It is unknown if electronic protected health information [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:37-04:00December 13th, 2021|

10 Largest 2021 Healthcare Breaches (so far)

It has been a tough year for cybersecurity professionals as hacking groups and ransomware criminals have exposed the records of more than 40 million Americans during an onslaught of 2021 healthcare breaches. As a result, some healthcare data networks were out of service for weeks at a time, potentially compromising quality of care for patients across the country. As recently as September, [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:40-04:00December 7th, 2021|

Healthcare Ransomware Attack Affects 1.5 Million

An Indiana hospital recently announced that it suffered a healthcare ransomware attack that potentially affected 1.5 million patients. Eskenazi Health began notifying affected individuals on Nov 11, 2021 of the incident after concluding their investigation. What Do We Know About the Healthcare Ransomware Attack? According to a press release published by Eskenazi Health, their security team became aware of suspicious activity on [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:43-04:00November 22nd, 2021|

Healthcare Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Several major health systems have reported an onslaught of phishing, spoofing, and ransomware incidents. While these healthcare cyber attacks use different tactics, they all have the same end goal - to steal sensitive patient information.  Phishing Attack Targets UMass Memorial Health UMass Memorial Health recently informed patients that their protected health information (PHI) was potentially compromised in a healthcare cyber attack stemming [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:47-04:00October 27th, 2021|

Health Data Breach Lawsuit Filed Under CCPA

In July 2021, UC San Diego Health notified the public that it had been the victim of a four-month long phishing attack that gave hackers access to the protected health information of 495,949 patients. As a result, a health data breach lawsuit was filed alleging a violation of California Consumer Privacy Act, negligence, and breach of contract. The lawsuit seeks class-action status. [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:52-04:00September 30th, 2021|

How to Prevent Phishing Attacks in Healthcare

Malware and ransomware attacks have become more prevalent in recent times across all industries and market sectors. Large-scale attacks such as the ones perpetrated on Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods were widely covered by the media. But these are not the only examples of successfully conducted attacks on businesses of all types and sizes. The healthcare industry presents attractive targets for hackers [...]

2023-04-06T14:00:59-04:00August 20th, 2021|

PHI Ransomware Attack Targets Law Firm

On July 16, 2021, the Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil law firm published a press release revealing that they had been targeted by a PHI ransomware attack in February 2021.  Upon discovering the incident, Campbell contracted a third-party forensic firm to determine the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation determined that an unauthorized party had gained access to Campbell’s sensitive information, [...]

2023-04-06T14:01:05-04:00July 23rd, 2021|

1 Million Patients Affected by June 2021 Healthcare Breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) publicly posts breaches affecting 500 or more patients on their online breach portal. Each month, we review those breaches to determine what the leading cause behind the previous month’s breaches are. June 2021 healthcare breaches affected 1,039,442 patients, and were predominantly the result of hacking incidents, representing 90.37% of patients affected by June’s breaches. [...]

2023-04-06T14:01:07-04:00July 14th, 2021|