National Cardiovascular Partners Email Hack Impacts 78K Patients

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

National Cardiovascular Partners recently notified 78,070 patients that their data was potentially compromised after an attacker gained access to an employee email account.

According to its notice to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, NCP first discovered the account breach on May 19. However, access first began nearly a month earlier on April 27. Upon discovery, the account was secured and access to the account was terminated.

An investigation led with support from an outside cybersecurity forensics firm determined the account contained patient information, including names, contact information, and a host of other sensitive data that varied by patient.

But officials believe the goal of the hack was to...

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