Children’s Hospital Colorado Suffers Phishing Attack

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Children’s Hospital Colorado is notifying 2,553 patients that some of their protected health information was stored in an email account that was accessed by an unauthorized individual between April 6-12, 2020.

Credentials to access the account were obtained when an employee responded to a phishing email. The phishing attack was identified by the hospital on June 22, 2020 and the account was immediately secured. A review of the emails and email attachments in the account revealed they contained patient names, zip codes, dates of service, medical record numbers, and clinical diagnosis information.

Steps have since been taken to...

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