Lake County Health Department announces two data breaches impacting nearly 25,000 patients

Sam Borcia reports:

The Lake County Health Department announced two data breaches, one of which occurred in 2019, that compromised the data of almost 25,000 people.

Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, the Chief Health Informatics and Technology Officer for the Lake County Health Department, said the first breach was discovered on July 22, 2019.

McMillan-Wilhoit told the Chicago Tribune that the first breach, which was disclosed earlier this month, occurred after an unencrypted email was sent to an internal employee’s personal email address.

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