CHI's Franciscan Medical Group Suffers Data Breach Caused by Phishing Scam

Tacoma, Wash.-based Franciscan Medical Group has notified patients their personal and health information has been compromised due to a phishing scam.

On Jan. 27 FMG learned phishing emails were sent to a group of its employees who responded to the emails under the belief they were legitimate requests sent from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, FMG's parent company.

The employee responses to the phishing emails contained affected patients' names, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, treating physicians, diagnoses, treatments received, medical record numbers, medical service codes and health insurance information. Some patients' Social Security numbers were also included in the emails.

FMG began notifying affected patients of the data breach on March 28 and has no evidence the compromised patient information has been fraudulently used.

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