13 latest data breaches

The following data breaches were reported on Becker's Hospital Review within the past month.

1. Some patients at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine clinic received emails containing malware after an unauthorized person accessed the provider's account through an outside vendor. Read more 

2. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is notifying patients that it inadvertently disclosed protected health information of approximately 59,000 individuals after sending survey invitations on postcards instead of closed envelopes. Read more 

3. A cyber attacker accessed the tax information of 2,800 employees of Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., after launching a successful phishing attack that exposed the 2015 W-2 forms of all hospital employees. Read more 

4. A chiropractor's office in Berkeley, Calif., is notifying 600 patients of potential data breach after burglars stole a laptop and backup hard drive containing patient information. Read more 

5. The American Dental Association is notifying members after learning it may have inadvertently sent them malware-infected USB flash drives. Read more 

6. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reported a potential data breach after a mail truck carrying mail containing protected health information of 2,400 members was stolen. Read more 

7. Two Wyoming Medical Center employees fell victim to email phishing schemes, compromising the information of 3,184 patients. Read more 

8. Oneida (Wis.) Health Center reported a data breach after a flash drive containing details of patients' dental information was stolen. The flash drives contained protected health information of 2,700 patients. Read more 

9. Pain Treatment Centers of America suffered a data breach after a hacker accessed patient records through a PTCOA third party vendor. Read more 

10. On March 22, CVS Pharmacy learned that a laptop containing health information of patients from a Calera, Ala., location was stolen from a vendor site in Indianapolis and notified patients of a potential data breach. Read more

11. The American College of Cardiology notified 1,400 institutions some patient data may have been compromised after the data was inadvertently made available to a third party vendor. Read more 

12. OptumRx, a prescription medicine delivery service offered through UnitedHealthcare plans, reported the theft of a vendor employee's laptop containing an unknown number of customer records. Read more 

13. The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is notifying the public of an unauthorized disclosure and potential use of protected health information affecting more than 1,000 individuals. Read more

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