Missouri hospital notifies patients of employee email hack exposing PHI: 5 things to know

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo., reported an unauthorized individual gained access to two employee email accounts earlier this year.

The FBI, the HHS and the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency under the Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory on Oct. 28 outlining how phishing emails can distribute ransomware and warning hospitals that malware can exist in the system for a period of time before disrupting IT networks.

Five details:

1. The hospital notified patients...

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