UF Health business associate email hack exposes info of health plan members


University of Florida, UF Health Shands in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville all reported email hacking incidents associated with an attack on a business associated that affected thousands of individuals.

UF Health learned of a ransomware attack on Magellan Health, one of its business associates, in April 2020 that may have affected its employee health plan. The incident affected 54,002 individuals at UF Health Jacksonville, 13,146 individuals at UF Health Shands and 9,182 individuals at UF. There were 76,330 people affected in total. 

UF Health Shands is a 1,163-bed hospital system that includes 1,209 physicians and reports 55,373 admissions annually. UF Health Jacksonville is a 695-bed nonprofit hospital affiliated with the University of Florida

Note: This article was updated at 12:15 pm CST on 6/29 when Becker's received additional information. 


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