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Arizona-based PracticeMax experienced a ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

PracticeMax: Medical Practice Management Services

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Risk to Business: 1.822=Severe

A ransomware attack on medical practice management services firm PracticeMax may have exposed Protected Health Information. The company notified members of Village Health that they may have been impacted by a cyberattack in April and May of 2021. VillageHealth is a care coordination program for patients with chronic conditions run by DaVita Inc. and offered through health plans including Anthem and Humana. PracticeMax indicates the breach affected more than 4,400 of its members in legal filings, but a company statement warns that they cannot say for sure that any data was actually accessed or stolen.

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Individual Risk: 1.703=Severe

In breach notification letters being sent on behalf of DaVita, Humana, and Anthem, PracticeMax says the incident affected PHI including members’ first and last name, date of birth, address, phone number, Social Security Number, member ID number, and clinical data pertaining to services received through the village health program.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Service providers that handle a lot of valuable data have been favored targets of ransomware groups looking to profit in the booming data markets.

Source: gov info security