US spinal care practice among first to issue healthcare data breach warning in 2021

US spinal care practice among first to issue healthcare data breach warning in 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

US spinal care practice among first to issue healthcare data breach warning in 2021

  • Precision Spine Care, a Texas-based spinal care center, has warned of a potential data breach after an unauthorized individual gained remote access to an employee’s email account in an attempt to fraudulently divert funds from the organization.
  • While the healthcare organization said the attacker’s attempt to defraud the company was unsuccessful, a subsequent investigation led to the discovery that “personal information within the email account… could have been accessed”.
  • A filing on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ breach portal indicates that just over 20,000 individuals are potentially impacted.

– James Walker | January 20, 2021