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Home Health Agencies Keep Getting Hit by Cyberattacks

Home Health Care News

Andrew Donlan

Preferred Care Home Health Services found unusual activity within its email services in April. On Monday, it notified individuals that personal information may have been exposed during a data-security incident tied to that email activity.

Among the information hacked may have been names, dates of birth, contact information, and Social Security or driver’s license numbers, according to the in-home care provider. Private health insurance data, plus Medicare and Medicaid information may also have been compromised, in addition to sensitive medical information..

Although only information transmitted through email was affected, compromised accounts were subject to unauthorized access between Jan. 13 and April 27 of this year. Once the unusual activity was detected, the emails were secured and an internal investigation was...

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