Personal information for 600,000 patients at DuPage Medical Group compromised during cyberattack

Personal information for 600,000 patients at DuPage Medical Group compromised during cyberattack

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-dupage-medical-group-breach-personal-information-20210830-frv74cy23nhftgufbwc3caknie-story.html

Exploit: Hacking

DuPage Medical Group: Healthcare Practice

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Risk to Business: 1.636 = Severe DuPage Medical Group is notifying 600,000 patients that their personal information may have been compromised during a July cyberattack. The largest independent physician group in Illinois experienced a computer and phone outage that lasted nearly a week in mid-July. Investigators determined that the incident was caused by unauthorized actors who accessed its network between July 12 and July 13.

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Risk to Individual: 1.866 = Severe The investigators determined that files containing patient information including names, addresses, dates of birth, diagnosis codes, codes identifying medical procedures and treatment dates may have been exposed. For a small number of people, Social Security numbers may have been compromised.

Customers Impacted: 600,000 patients
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Exposed medical data isn’t just a disaster upfront. Big penalties from state and federal regulators can cause damage that’s hard to recover from.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.


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