Almost half a million breached health records in January; 60% from one hacking incident alone

Protenus has released its Breach Barometer for January health data breaches. While the number of insider and external incidents continue to run pretty much neck-to-neck, once again external breaches accounted for significantly more breached records than insider incidents. Protenus reports:

Of note, hacking incidents affected significantly more patient records, due largely to one particular breach that affected 59% of the total number of breached patient records this past month.

There were 37 incidents reported on in Protenus’s report, as identified below. For some incidents, we had no details other than what was reported on HHS’s public breach tool.

  1. Adams Memorial Hospital
  2. Alicia Ann Oswald
  3. Allscripts
  4. Central States Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund
  5. Charles River Medical Associates
  6. Coplin Health Systems
  7. Corovan Corporation
  8. Corrine A. Dale
  9. Decatur County General Hospital
  10. DJO Global
  11. Employer Leasing
  12. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  13. Gilette Medical Imaging
  14. Hancock Health
  15. High Plains Surgical Associates
  16. MD Medical Spa and Wellness Center
  17. Montana State U. Billings
  18. Nevro Corporation
  19. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
  20. Onco360 and CareMed Specialty Pharmacy
  21. Palomar Health
  22. Pearlie Mae’s Compassion and Care LLC
  23. Pedes Orange County, Inc.
  24. Penn Medicine
  25. RGH Enterprises, Inc. (dba Edgepark Medical Supplies, Inc)
  26. Robert Smith DMD, PC
  27. Rocky Mountain Women’s Health Center, Inc.
  28. Singing River Health
  29. Steven Yang, D.D.S., Inc.
  30. The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialists
  31. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania
  32. University of Rochester Jones Memorial Hospital
  33. Vermont Health Connect
  34. WellStar Neurosurgery
  35. Western Washington Medical Group
  36. Westminster Ingleside King Farm Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc.
  37. Zachary E. Adkins, DDS

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