News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Utah Pathology

Exploit: Unauthorized Access to Data
Utah Pathology: Healthcare Service Provider

Risk to Small Business: 1.775 = Severe

A breach was uncovered when an unknown party attempted to redirect funds from within Utah Pathology, revealing an intrusion that exposed sensitive data and PII including date of birth, gender phone number, mailing address, email address, insurance information including ID and group numbers, and clinical and diagnostic information related to pathology services and for a smaller percentage of patients, their Social Security number.

Individual Risk: 1.774 = Severe

Letters have been mailed to those patients whose information was impacted and the practice has made the services of security company Cyberscout available to those with exposed data free for 12 months.

Customers Impacted: 112,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Health care information is at a premium right now because it is a hot seller on the Dark Web. But a healthcare data breach doesn’t just expose information, it also exposes you to regulatory scrutiny and data privacy violation fines.