5 Recent Data Breaches Caused By Cyberattacks, Phishing Schemes

The following is a roundup of recent healthcare data breaches caused by cyberattacks and phishing schemes that have been reported in the last month.

1. More Than 1,300 DeKalb Health Patients' Information Compromised By Cyberattack, Phishing Scheme
Hacking incidents at Auburn, Ind.-based DeKalb Health compromised the personal and health information of more than 1,000 of the system's patients.

2. CHI Suffers Second Data Breach This Year
Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives filed a federal lawsuit against an unknown hacker to allow the government to submit a request to Microsoft to get information on email accounts used by the hacker to potentially access patient information at Tacoma, Wash.-based Franciscan Medical Group hospitals.

3. UC Irvine Notifies Patients of Data Breach Caused By Computer Virus
University of California Irvine's student health center notified patients their personal and health information was compromised when its computers were infected with a keystroke logger virus.

4. Phishing Scam Compromises Information of 1,000 Centura Health Patients
Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health notified 1,000 patients their personal and health information was compromised through a phishing scheme.

5. 1,981 Baylor Regional Medical Center Patients' Information Compromised By Phishing Scheme
Plano, Texas-based Baylor Regional Medical Center notified patients their information was compromised when some of the medical center's affiliated physicians responded to phishing emails.

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Boulder Foothills Hospital Reports 30 Patients' Medical Records Have Been Stolen

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