GDPR Services report 11 Private Data breaches
– Week 26, 2019 –
This is a curated list about last week’s latest news from by our GDPR Services. Be informed about the latest 11 Private Data breaches, identified and reported publicly during Week 26, 2019.
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- The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital has defended its handling of a situation where over a thousand confidential patient records fell off the back of a truck, spilling them across a busy inner-city road.
- The incident happened last Thursday when a private contractor tasked with removing the documents for routine destruction spilled a number of boxes across Abbotsford Road at Bowen Hills. It was witnessed by members of the public and the hospital was notified shortly after, sending a number of staff to retrieve the documents. Private patient records fall off truck near Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- The University of Chicago Medical Center and Google were served with a lawsuit on June 26 that alleges the hospital violated HIPAA by sharing thousands of patients’ records with the technology giant without hiding date stamps or physicians’ notes
- Google partnered with the University of Chicago and its medical center in 2017. The goal was to unlock data within patient records and improve predictive analysis. Google has been exploring ways technology can be used to read EHRs and help physicians identify medical conditions. Google, University of Chicago hit with lawsuit over patient data sharing
- The MSP PCM was breached last month and hackers stole credentials for Office 365 client accounts.
- The SoCal firm is huge with thousands of customers. Apparently, the motive was to attempt gift card fraud. The Wipro breach had a similar pattern, but unclear if the two were related. Breach at Cloud Solution Provider PCM Inc.
- The health insurer Dominion National has had a data breach back in August 2010 that was only recently discovered.
- Data included SSNs and bank accounts. The company said it hasn’t seen any evidence that this data was accessed or misused and didn’t provide any explanation of why the breach took so long to discover. Insurer Dominion National Reports Server Hack That Began August 2010
- Nine staffers at the Oregon Department of Human Services were phished back in January.
- The upshot is that personal health data from more than 600,000 consumers might have been leaked, including Social Security numbers. Apparently, the reporting delay occurred because it took time to analyze millions of emails to determine the extent of the leak. On January 28, 2019, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Administrative Services Enterprise Security Office confirmed that sensitive information may have been accessed through targeted phishing.