Email hack exposes 45,000 patient's data at Covenant HealthCare

Becker's Hospital Review

Hannah Mitchell

Covenant HealthCare has confirmed that an unauthorized individual gained access to two employees' email accounts, potentially exposing about 45,000 patients' information.

The accounts were accessed May 4, 2020, and contained patients' personal information like names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and medical diagnosis and clinical information.

An FBI investigation found that hackers repeatedly combined vulnerable user IDs with different passwords until a combination worked, allowing them to access the two email accounts, Covenant HealthCare spokesperson Kristin Knoll told Becker's.

According to the FBI, the hackers were attempting to sell Covenant's login and password information on the dark web.

The health system posted...

Get the Morning Update

Thanks for subscribing!