Data Breaches Reported by St. Luke’s Health System, Allegheny Health Network, Central Maine Medical Center, and Granbury Eye Clinic

St. Luke’s Health System based in Boise, ID, has just submitted a data breach report to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights that impacted 31,579 individuals. The breach took place in May 2022 at Kaye-Smith, which is a billing vendor of the company. The patients invoiced that month were impacted by the incident. Kaye-Smith learned about the breach in June 2022 and informed St. Luke’s Health System on July 6, 2022.

Unauthorized people got access to the network at Kaye-Smith, which comprised data including patient names, insured names, telephone numbers, addresses, ID numbers, dates of birth, services descriptions, amounts invoiced, payment due dates, outstanding bills, status of accounts, and Social Security numbers. The FBI is helping Kaye-Smith look into the breach to better know how the breach took place.

St. Luke’s Health System mentioned it terminated its association with the billing provider. The investigation at this point has not found any information that indicates patient information misuse. Impacted persons got a free credit monitoring service membership.

Allegheny Health Network Phishing Attack Impacts 1000s of Patients

Allegheny Health Network located in Pennsylvania has lately confirmed that an unauthorized third party viewed the email account of a worker after responding to a phishing email. On May 31, 2022, the worker responded to the email message and the breach was noticed the next day.

An analysis of the email account affirmed that PHI like names, birth dates, dates of medical services, medical backgrounds, health ailments, diagnoses and treatment data, and driver’s license numbers is held in the account. A part of the patients additionally had their Social Security number and/or financial details compromised.

Allegheny Health Network stated immediate action was undertaken to handle the occurrence, such as executing a password reset to avert more unauthorized access. A third-party cybersecurity agency has additionally aided to strengthen its security settings.

Allegheny Health Network has sent the breach report to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights having a placeholder of 500 records until finally the breach is completely investigated and the number of people affected is identified. The local press has mentioned approximately 8,000 persons were impacted.

Central Maine Medical Center Impacted by Data Breach at Shields Healthcare Group

Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) has affirmed the impact of a data breach at Shields Healthcare Group on its organization. Of the 56 facility partners that were impacted by the breach, CMMC was one of the impacted. Approximately 2 million persons were affected, which include 11,938 patients of CMMC.

Granbury Eye Clinic Located in Texas Affected by Data Breach at Eye Care Leaders

Granbury Eye Clinic located in Texas is the most recent eye care company to affirm being impacted by the Eye Care Leaders data breach, which affected the PHI of 16, 475 individuals. The data breach is currently identified to have impacted a minimum of 39 eye care companies, along with 3,091,694 patients.