PA: FBI investigates Main Line Health Spear Phishing Incident (UPDATED)

Another day, another successful phishing scheme.

In late afternoon on March 1, 2016, Main Line Health learned of a “spear phishing” incident that affected the personal information of all Main Line Health employees. Main Line Health immediately alerted federal authorities, including the IRS and FBI, regarding this incident and is cooperating with their investigation.  No patient information was released or compromised.

On February 16, 2016, a “spear phishing” email was sent to an employee. The recipient believed it was a legitimate email and responded to the request, providing Main Line Health employees’ personal information. Main Line Health learned of this incident shortly after the IRS issued a national alert related to a recent surge of an emerging phishing email scheme by which criminals use fraudulent emails to attempt to get employee information.

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Update: Almost 11,000 employees were affected.

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