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Missouri Hospital Falls for W-2 Phishing Scam

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Missouri is the latest organization to fall victim to a W-2 phishing scam. An unidentified cybercriminal reportedly sent a phishing email to a hospital official requesting W-2 tax forms for all Citizens Memorial Hospital employees. The member of staff, who believed the email to be legitimate, ultimately complied with the request … More

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Thousands of PharmaNet Patients’ Data Exposed

The Ministry of Health in Canada confirmed a breach to the PharmaNet healthcare system in the British Columbia province. PharmaNet is a province-wide network that connects pharmacies across British Columbia to a centralized information network portal. The data breach may have compromised personal data for approximately 7,500 British Columbian residents, according to reports. The Ministry … More

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Lexington Medical Center Suffers Data Breach

Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina is notifying current and former employees of a data breach that may have compromised their personal data. The hospital reportedly discovered the breach to its employee information database portal on Friday, February 17, 2017. The eConnect/Peoplesoft database contains personally identifiable information on current and former employees, including names, W-2 … More

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American Senior Communities Falls Victim to W-2 Scam

American Senior Communities disclosed an employee fell victim to a targeted W-2 phishing scam in January and exposed personal information of approximately 17,000 workers. The cybercriminals behind the scam have already filed fake tax returns with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, according to reports. American Senior Communities claims several employees were unable to file their … More

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Louisiana Reinsurance Broker Breach Affects 8,000 Members

The Louisiana Department of Insurance disclosed a reinsurance broker working with the Louisiana Health Cooperative suffered a data breach. The breach has potentially compromised the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to members of the Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC), according to reports. The personal information exposed in the breach includes policyholders’ names, health insurance information and … More

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Sentara Notifies Patients After Third-Party Breach

A data breach at a third-party vendor for Sentara Healthcare has exposed the medical records of more than 5,000 patients. The healthcare provider discovered the third-party breach with the help of law enforcement on November 17, 2016. Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare has begun notifying 5,454 vascular and thoracic patients of the third-party breach. The incident reportedly … More

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CoPilot Provider Support Services Discloses Breach

CoPilot Provider Support Services is currently notifying approximately 220,000 patients of doctor’s offices that use the company’s services of a data breach. The company is notifying thousands of patients of a data breach around a year after the incident occurred in October 2015. CoPilot was “made aware of and managed an unauthorized access of one … More

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Ohio State Veterinary Center Discloses Potential Breach

The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin disclosed a malware attack to the facility’s systems that may have compromised the data of more than 4,600 clients. The University’s veterinary medical center is notifying approximately 4,611 clients of the cyberattack and potential threat to their data. The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center reportedly told clients … More

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PrimeWest Warns Patients of Third-Party Breach

PrimeWest Health in Minnesota is notifying members of a ransomware attack against a third-party vendor that potentially affects their data. Summit Reinsurance Services Inc. reportedly suffered a ransomware attack in March 2016. The breach affected members of clients in a range of industries, including Black Hawk College in Illinois. PrimeWest Health notified the Department of … More

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Washington Healthcare Organization Suffers Breach

The non-profit MultiCare Health System based in Tacoma, Washington is warning former and current patients of a potential data breach. The organization told patients MultiCare was notified in November 2016 that an unauthorized individual accessed an employee’s email account. MultiCare said the employee’s email account may have held some patient information. The patient data that … More

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