Protected Health Information of 129K Individuals Potentially Compromised in Behavioral Health Network Malware Attack

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Behavioral Health Network (BHN), the largest behavioral health service provider in Western Massachusetts, has announced that malware was downloaded onto its computer systems that prevented files from being accessed.

The security breach was discovered on May 28, 2020 when staff were prevented from accessing files. An investigation was immediately launched to determine the extent of the attack and whether any data had been exfiltrated by the attacker. Around July 17, 2020, BHN determined that an unauthorized individual had gained access to its systems on May 26, two days before the malware was introduced.

While it was not possible to...

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