Data Breach Affecting Patient’s Protected Health Information

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe

Pennsylvania-based medical clinic chain Family Practice Center has experienced a data breach. The company filed a notice with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services saying that on October 11, 2021, it was the target of a cyberattack that attempted to shut down its computer systems. This may have led to an unauthorized party gaining access to sensitive data about 83,969 patients.

Individual Risk: Severe

The breached information includes a patient’s name, Social Security number, address, medical insurance information and health/ treatment information.

Stress on your Business:

Medical facilities of all kinds should be strengthening security in response to non-stop threats in the sector.

How Sieve can help:

If you have ever received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft contact us at 414.238.2110 or at [email protected] and we will provide you with specific tools that protect you from today’s security risks.

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