JASACare notifies 1,154 patients of breach

HIPAA Journal reports:

JASACare, a New York-based home care services provider, has reported it has been attacked by hackers who managed to gain access to its email system. The attack is believed to have been conducted in order to steal money from corporate accounts by making fraudulent bank transfers. However, as a consequence of the breach of an employee’s email account, patient and employee data was potentially compromised.

The attack took place on January 29, 2016., with the breach lasting for under two hours. Rapid identification of the attack is believed to have severely limited the opportunity for any harm to be caused to employees and patients.

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