Patient information compromised in OrthoNebraska data breach

Omaha World-Herald reports:

A December 2021 data breach put some OrthoNebraska patients’ personal and health information at risk, according to a statement released by the health organization Thursday.

In early December 2021, an unauthorized individual or individuals gained access to an OrthoNebraska email account, sent out spam messages and gained access to protected personal and health information, the statement said.

In investigating the incident, the organization found that the data breach may have included demographic information, driver’s license numbers, state identification card numbers, usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, medical history information, and health insurance and claim information.

Read more at Omaha World-Herald.

Note that this is the second breach in the healthcare sector reported on this blog this morning where the breaches happened in December 2021 and were discovered in December 2021, but we are first finding out about them at the end of June 2022.

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