Houston-area health organization says patients targeted in phishing incident

Amanda Cochran reports:

Legacy Community Health announced Tuesday that some of its patients were victims of an email phishing incident.

The organization said it had mailed letters to affected patients.

In a news release Legacy did not disclose how many people at its 15 Houston-area locations were affected by the phishing incident,

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Legacy Commmunity Health’s notification indicates that an employee fell for a phishing attack on July 28. The compromise was detected on July 29. Although they have no indications of misuse, patient information in emails in that employee’s mailbox contained some patients’  names, dates of service, and health information related to care at Legacy. “In limited instances,” the notification reads, the email account also included patient Social Security numbers.

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