Benefit Recovery Specialists Hacked and PHI of 274,837 Individuals Exposed

HIPAA Journal

The Houston, TX-based billing and collection company, Benefit Recovery Specialists, Inc., (BRSI) has announced it has discovered malware on its systems that may have allowed unauthorized individuals to view or obtain protected health information.

The personal and protected health information (PHI) on BRSI systems had been provided to the company in its capacity as a business associate and included the PHI of current and former members and patients of its health plan and healthcare provider customers.

The malware was discovered on April 30, 2020 and an internal investigation was immediately launched. Third-party computer forensics specialists were engaged to help investigate the breach and determine the extent and scope of the attack. The investigation revealed...

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