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Monongalia Health System Discloses Second Data Breach

Exploit: Hacking

Monongalia Health System: Healthcare Provider

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Risk to Business: 1.367 = Extreme

West Virginia healthcare organization Monongalia Health System (Mon Health) has announced another data breach. The company operators of Monongalia County General Hospital, Preston Memorial Hospital, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, and other healthcare centers, are informing patients and staffers that they had data stolen in December 2021. This is the second breach announcement in 3 months for Mon Health. Attackers did not gain access to the organization’s health electronic records systems.

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Individual Risk: 1.377 = Extreme

Exposed data may include patient, employee, provider, and contractor data including names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, health insurance claim numbers, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, medical treatment information, and various other data.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Every medical sector organization needs to take extra precautions against data-hungry cybercriminals to avoid a major HIPAA fine. Or two in this case.

Source: Security Week