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Healthcare Cyberattacks, Vendor Mishaps Result in PHI Exposure

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Whether PHI exposure results from healthcare cyberattacks, employee errors, or vendor mistakes, the consequences of a healthcare data breach can be detrimental to patient privacy and security.

Data breaches can also have legal and reputational consequences for impacted organizations as victims continue to take legal action, often alleging that negligence and improper security measures caused a preventable breach.

Accellion reached an $8.1 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit after a December 2020 data breach involving zero-day vulnerabilities in the company’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA) which impacted millions of individuals.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy and EHR vendor QRS are also facing lawsuits in the wake of recent data breaches.

The most recent data breaches reported...

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