US healthcare company suffers cyberattack affecting 16,000 patients

Synopsis

In April 2018, the company disclosed the data breach affecting up to 16,000 people. The breach was caused by hackers obtaining unauthorised access to several employees’ email accounts after successful phishing attacks, these accounts were believed to have been accessed from November 2017 to February 2018.

The information exposed could include patient Social Security numbers and financial information.

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