Kalispell Regional Healthcare Contacts 140,209 Patients About Phishing Attack
Oct30

Kalispell Regional Healthcare Contacts 140,209 Patients About Phishing Attack

Kalispell Regional Healthcare, located in Montana, is currently getting in touch with around 140,000 patients that some of their protected health information (PHI) was potentially impacted in a security breach over the summer. Kalispell Regional Healthcare runs Kalispell Regional Medical Center, a 138-bed hospital in Kalispell, MT. The breach has impacted the majority of its patients. The breach impacted Kalispell Regional’s email...

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Range of HIPAA Breaches Results in $2.15 Million Civil Monetary Fine for Jackson Health System
Oct25

Range of HIPAA Breaches Results in $2.15 Million Civil Monetary Fine for Jackson Health System

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has sanctioned a $2.15 million civil monetary penalty against the Miami, FL-located nonprofit academic medical system, Jackson Health System (JHS), for a slew of breaches of HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule. In July 2015, OCR became aware of many media reports in which the PHI of a patient was impermissibly shared. The person was a...

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Millions of Patients Sensitive Data Found to be Accessible via the Internet
Oct23

Millions of Patients Sensitive Data Found to be Accessible via the Internet

Due to the failure of nine companies to secure their medical databases, the sensitive health information of millions of patients has been exposed over the internet. The exposed patient data was found by security experts at WizeCase. The research team, headed by Avishai Efrat, used publicly available tools to search for exposed data that could be obtained without the need for any usernames or passwords. The firm then provides...

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15,982 South Texas Dermatopathology Patients Contacted in Relation to AMCA Data Breach
Oct23

15,982 South Texas Dermatopathology Patients Contacted in Relation to AMCA Data Breach

South Texas Dermatopathology is the most recent victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) to make the breach known to the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and alert impacted patients. The breach was published on the OCR breach portal on October 7, 2019 and indicates 15,982 patients have been impacted. AMCA was a business associate of the San Antonio, TX-located medical...

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Shared Network Drives expose Thousands of VA OIG Veterans’ Records
Oct19

Shared Network Drives expose Thousands of VA OIG Veterans’ Records

A report published by the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) audit has revealed that Internal Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) communications, disability claims, and the health information of thousands of veterans have been exposed and could possibly have been accessed by VA employees authorized to view the data. VA OIG completed an audit of the VA’s Milwaukee Regional Office following a call from a...

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