16 latest healthcare data breaches, security incidents

“Here are the 16 latest healthcare data breaches or security incidents that occurred or were reported within the past four weeks, beginning with the most recent.

  1. Keck Medicine in Los Angeles, part of University of Southern California, reported two servers were hit with ransomware in August, encrypting files and making them inaccessible to employees. The hospitals did not pay any ransom.
  1. Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, Mass., reported a breach due to unauthorized access to a regional health information exchange that contained some of its patients’ information. The breach affects 3,840 patients.
  1. The Russian hackers who accessed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database of Olympians’ medical records leaked more documents, this time involving Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, British runner Mo Farah, and American gymnast Laurie Hernandez, among others.
  1. Tulsa, Okla.-based Saint Francis Health System is opting not to pay a ransom demand to protect information of 6,000 patients obtained by a hacker, because paying doesn’t guarantee the data won’t be disclosed.
  1. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health Plan notified members of a data breach after a processing error resulted in invoices being mailed to incorrect recipients. The breach involved about 2,800 patients.”

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Author: Akanksha Jayanthi