15 latest healthcare data breaches, security incidents

The following data breaches and security incidents were reported within the past eight weeks on Becker's Hospital Review. They are listed here in reverse chronological order from when they were reported.

1. A breach of a reinsurance broker contracted by the Louisiana Health Cooperative, a health insurance company, may have affected up to 8,000 former policyholders. Read more

2. Indianapolis-based American Senior Communities has fallen victim to a W-2 email scam impacting all of its more than 17,000 employees. Read more

3. W-2 phishing schemes are growing in popularity. The scam type has struck another victim: Bolivar, Mo.-based Citizens Memorial Hospital. Read more

4. Redwood City, Calif.-based Verity Health System is sending letters to more than 9,000 patients stating that their information may have been compromised. Read more

5. Beatrice August and her husband weren't expecting to find patients' medical billing records in a pile of garbage on their New Orleans property. But that's exactly what they discovered. Read more

6. A stolen computer may have comprised the data of approximately 6,800 patients, after a burglar broke into Wichita, Kan.-based Family Medicine East. Read more

7. An employee at Gillette, Wyo.-based Campbell County Health mistakenly sent the Social Security numbers and W-2 information of 1,457 employees to someone impersonating a hospital executive. Read more

8. Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System has notified approximately 1,200 current and former patients that their information may have been compromised in a recent privacy incident. Read more

9. Hyde Park, N.Y.-based CoPilot Provider Support Services, a healthcare administrative services and IT organization, reported data breach affecting 220,000 individuals. Read more

10. Muncie-based Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door was hacked by an "international cyberterrorism organization." Read more

11. A breach of a third party vendor for Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare impacted more than 5,000 Sentara patients. Read more

12. Children's Hospital Los Angeles notified 3,600 patients that their information may have been on a laptop that was stolen from a physician's car. Read more

13. A recent breach affected two subcontractors of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware. Read more

14. Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare allegedly fell victim to a ransomware attack. Read more

15. An alleged breach unveiled the sensitive information of healthcare employees working for the U.S. Special Operations Command. Read more

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