Exploit: Third-Party Data Breach
Yale New Haven Health: Medical System
Risk to Business: 1.716 = Severe
Patients at Yale New Haven Health are being warned that their information has been stolen in an incident at a third-party vendor, Elekta. That company facilitates cancer treatments and was the victim of a ransomware attack just a few weeks ago that is rippling out to catch many medical institutions. Yale New Haven Health contends that hackers had no access to patient medical records, and a very small number of customers had financial information stolen.
Risk to Individual: 2.601 = Severe
Officials said that certain demographic information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, Social Security numbers, treatment locations and preferred languages were included in the Elekta databases impacted by the breach. A small group of people may have had their financial information exposed. Anyone with information that could have been exposed will be notified by mail and people who may have had their financial information exposed will be offered complimentary credit monitoring service.
Customers Impacted: 55,000
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Medical data is some of the hottest data to sell in dark web markets, earning cybercriminals a substantial profit and this company a substantial HIPAA fine.
Source: NBC Connecticut