Email phishing attack on Minnesota health plan exposes 66,000 members' info

Becker's Hospital Review

Katie Adams

South Country Health Alliance, a county-owned health plan based in Owatonna, Minn., has notified members that their personal information was exposed during a phishing attack on an employee email account last June.

On Sept. 14, the health plan discovered that an unauthorized party accessed an employee email account on June 25. South Country Health Alliance immediately secured the account, conducted an investigation and sought counsel from cybersecurity experts.

On Nov. 5, the health plan determined...

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