26,000 people have information exposed in Colorado phishing incident

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

A Colorado-based eye care practice reported this past week that a phishing incident had led to the potential exposure of more than 26,000 patients' information.

According to a notice posted to its website, Colorado Retina Associates first discovered that an unauthorized individual had gained access to an employee's work email on January 12.

After a forensic investigation, CRA determined that two user accounts that had patient information may have been synced, or copied, by the bad actors.

"Although CRA could not fully determine whether, and to what extent, the unauthorized individual(s) viewed any personal information, regrettably it is possible, because of the syncing, that some patients’ personal information may have been acquired and...

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