Cyberattacks hit the health sector in the US

CCM Health has admitted to a data breach, while there more breaches under investigation among several other health services providers.

The CCM Health’s notice to affected clients on March 12th said that unauthorized actors had accessed the internal network. CCM Health provides health services through public hospitals and healthcare facilities in Minnesota.

According to the company, the breach happened between April 3rd and 10th, 2023. After investigation, the company determined that the impacted files contained patients’ personal and/or health information.

The breached data included full names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and highly sensitive medical and health insurance information.

Sensitive information included medical record number, patient account number, prescription details, healthcare provider’s name, medical diagnosis, and code, It also encompassed treatment date, type, and location, admission and discharge dates, and lab results.

According to the authorities, around 29,000 people were affected by the breach. The company has offered affected individuals free credit monitoring and identity restoration services for 12 months.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more health sector companies are investigating cyberattacks. Weirton Medical Center, Philips Respironics, Plymouth Tube Company Employee Benefit Plan, A5 PHARMACY, and R1 RCM networks have been targeted over the past two weeks, leaving over 30,000 affected clients.

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