MU Health Care Phishing Attack Impacts 5,000 Patients

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

MU Health Care in Missouri has experienced a phishing attack that saw several employee email accounts compromised between May 4 and May 6, 2020. An investigation into the breach revealed the compromised email accounts contained patient information including names, account numbers, dates of birth, health insurance information, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers.

MU Health Care has notified all patients affected by the attack and has offered them complimentary credit monitoring services. No reports have been received that suggest any patient information has been misused.

The compromised email accounts contained the protected health information of 5,074 patients.

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