Health Data

MI: Mott Community College addresses data security breach

Winter Keefer reports:  Mott Community College announced Wednesday that it has identified and addressed a data security breach. Through an investigation, Mott Community College determined that an unauthorized person obtained access to its systems between November 27 and January 9, and transferred files maintained on one of its systems outside of its network. The...

TX: Novus Hospice CEO Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

March 19 – The CEO of a local hospice agency has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare and Medicaid, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Bradley J. Harris, the 39-year-old former head of Novus and Optimum Health Services, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and...

Haven Behavioral Hospital provides Notice of Data Incident

Note: The following notice concerns  Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia and Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania. DataBreaches.net also found that Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital, Phoenix, Frisco (Texas), and Dayton (Ohio) Haven hospitals all published identical notices yesterday. A notice on Haven Behavioral’s web site is not specific to any named hospitals, suggesting that this incident...

Threat actors leak files with protected health information from U. Miami

In December and January, threat actors successfully exploited multiple vulnerabilities in an older file transfer system by Accellion. A number of Accellion’s clients subsequently found themselves on the receiving end of extortion demands to either pay the threat actors, or have their data dumped publicly. A number of firms apparently refused to pay, and...