B. J. Hansen reports on a phishing incident that has resulted in Adventist Health Sonora notifying patients. According to the hospital, the incident was discovered on September 30, and an investigation was launched. On October 14, they discovered that the compromised associate’s account contained protected health information. The hospital’s notification states:
Information that may have been available through the compromised associate’s login credentials include name, date of birth, medical record number, hospital account number, insurance information, and other information related to care received as a patient.
Adventist Health reports, “Even though the incident was isolated, out of an abundance of caution, we have provided information to potential impacted individuals in each of our communities, including 2,653 potential impacted patients residing in the Sonora area. We are also offering a year of free identity theft protection services through a data breach and recovery services expert.”
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You can find the hospital’s notification letter on Adventist Health’s website.