Unauthorized access at Broward Health exposes over a million patients’ records

Unauthorized access at Broward Health exposes over a million patients’ records

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/270004/20220103/hospital-data-breach-personal-info-1-3-million-patients-staff-data-breach.htm

Exploit: Hacking

Broward Health: Hospital System

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Risk to Business: 2.223 =Severe  Florida-based healthcare system Broward Health has disclosed a data breach affecting 1,357,879 individuals after an intruder gained unauthorized access to the hospital’s network and patient data. The organization discovered the breach four days after the initial intrusion and immediately notified the FBI and the US Department of Justice. Broward Health contracted a third-party cybersecurity expert to help with the investigations.

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Risk to Business: 2.419=Severe  The exposed personal data for patients and former patients at Broward health may include Social Security numbers, bank or financial account information, driver’s license numbers, names, addresses, telephone numbers and hospital payment account information. Protected health information including medical information like care history, condition, treatment and diagnosis records may also have been exposed.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business : Medical data is always a win for cybercriminals and losing it is an expensive nightmare for hospitals once regulators are finished with them.

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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