Kroger network server breach exposes nearly 11,000 patients' info

The Kroger Co., based in Ohio, reported a hacking incident to HHS on June 18.

The retailer, which has clinics, pharmacies and telemedicine services, reported a hacking incident to its network server that affected 10,974 individuals. Kroger has not responded to a request for comment about the incident.

There have been a few other recent high-profile IT security incidents in healthcare, including:

• Ransomware incident at Springfield, Pa.-based Corzer-Keystone Health System
Cyberattack at Providence, R.I.-based Care New England, which shut down its computer systems
• A ransomware attack at Rangely (Colo.) District Hospital during which it lost access to several years of medical records

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