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36,000 Members Affected by Central California Alliance for Health Email Breach

HIPAA Journal

The Central California Alliance for Health has discovered an unauthorized individual gained access to the email accounts of several employees and potentially viewed or copied information in emails and email attachments. The breach was detected on May 7, 2020 and prompt action was taken to secure the affected accounts. In each case, the accounts were accessed for a period of about one hour.

A review of the compromised accounts revealed they contained a limited amount of protected health information of Central California Alliance for Health members such as Alliance Care management program records, dates of birth, claims information, demographic information, Medi-Cal ID numbers, referral information, and medical information. No financial information or Social Security numbers were compromised.

Following the breach...

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