Health Data

Grass Valley discloses 2021 data breach

Yesterday, Grass Valley in California announced they had suffered a breach last year. Their disclosure does not say when they first detected any breach, but reports that their investigation determined that unauthorized access had occurred between April 13, 2021 and July 1, 2021. After further investigation, Grass Valley discovered that the unauthorized person transferred...

Compton and Broomhead Dental Center alleged victim of cyberattack

It’s one thing to ignore ransom demands from threat actors, but how smart — or foolish — is it to be sarcastic or insulting to those who have exfiltrated files with your patients’ protected health information? DataBreaches.net was recently contacted by threat actors who were previously associated with other groups. They claimed to have...

COVID Test Data Breach at British School

Sarah Coble reports: A mix-up at a school in Worcestershire, England, caused parents to receive the COVID-19 test results of other people’s children. The data breach, reported today by the Evesham Journal, occurred at co-educational secondary school and sixth-form college The De Montfort School (TDMS) in Evesham, which is part of the Four Stones Multi...

Health Ministry Responds to Massive Data Leak of Medical Records of Indonesian Patients

Tempo.co reports: Reports have emerged about an alleged massive data leak of Indonesian hospital patients’ medical information being sold in an illegal internet forum. Hackers claimed to have breached the Indonesian Health Ministry centralized server to obtain the data. According to a report by Antaranews, the data that were sold in the dark web contains 720 GB of personal...

UK: Black Country hospital trust suffers ‘significant IT data loss’

Lisa O’Brien reports: The NHS trust which runs hospitals in Sandwell and Birmingham experienced a ‘significant IT data loss incident’ which ‘impacted upon staff and patient care’, a health chief has revealed. It is understood the incident happened last month and is said to have ‘disrupted’ over 20 systems across Sandwell and West Birmingham...

Out with the old, in with the new? Saltzer Health, Broward Health report data breaches impacting protected health information

Saltzer Health, Idaho As 2021 wound down, Saltzer Health in Idaho reported a breach it had discovered on June 1. According to their notification, an employee’s email account had been compromised. Investigation showed the access began on May 25. On December 29, Saltzer issued a notice that disclosed the incident and reported that the...

VPN Solutions LLC suffered a ransomware attack two months ago. Some clients still can’t access patient data hosted on the service.

It appears that a ransomware incident involving VPN Solutions LLC may have  affected a number of covered entities, although so far, DataBreaches.net has only identified two confirmed cases: Surgery Group SC On December 17, Surgery Group SC in Illinois notified HHS about an incident impacting 500 patients. DataBreaches.net interprets that 500 number as a...