9 recent phishing attacks on hospitals

Since the start of 2020, hospitals and health systems have been navigating the aftermath of phishing attacks along with integrating new policies and procedures to mitigate the changes of these cyberattacks.

Below are nine phishing attacks that have been reported since Jan. 1.

1. Decatur, Texas-based Wise Health System began notifying 66,934 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a phishing attack, according to a Feb. 13 news release.

2. Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System began notifying 16,167 patients Jan. 31 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

3. Lafayette (Ind.) Regional Rehabilitation Hospital began notifying 1,360 patients that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

4. Phoenix Children's Hospital began notifying 1,860 patients Jan. 14 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

5. Whittier, Calif.-based PIH Health began notifying 199,548 patients on Jan. 10 that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach.

6. Adventist Health Simi Valley (Calif.) began alerting patients Jan. 6 that their protected health information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

7. South Portland, Maine-based Spectrum Healthcare Partners notified 11,308 patients of an email incident that may have exposed their protected health information.

8. Lagrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest began notifying an undisclosed number of patients Jan. 10 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

9. Alexandria, Minn.-based Alomere Health began notifying 49,351 patients Jan. 3 that their information may have been exposed in two phishing attacks.

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