US spinal care practice among first to issue healthcare data breach warning in 2021
Posted January 20, 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