Atrium Health Data Breach Exposed Personal Data of 2.65 Million Patients

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  • Atrium Health has disclosed a data breach exposing personal information of more than 2.65 million patients
  • A cyber attack on Atrium Health billion vendor AccuDoc Solution exposed personal information of patients.
  • Personal information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, insurance policy details was exposed in the breach.
  • The social security number of 700,000 patients was also compromised in the breach.

Atrium Health, North Carolina based health care system provider has disclosed a data breach exposing personal information of more than 2.65 million patients.

AccuDoc Solutions billing vendor ofAtrium Health database was compromised in a cyberattack and exposed personal data of patients.

The data exposed includes names, addresses, dates of birth, insurance policy details, medical record numbers, invoice numbers, account balances and dates of service. The social security number of 700,000 patients were also compromised in the breach.

According to AccuDoc hackers were able to access the company database between September 22 and September 29.

As soon as the company detected suspicious activity took immediate steps to terminate access and launched an investigation on the incident. AccuDoc notified Atrium Health of the data breach on October 1.

Hackers were able to access the access the data but not downloaded. Medical records and bank account or debit and credit card numbers were not accessed in the breach.

The investigation is still ongoing and still, there is no evidence any of the data was extracted. Atrium Health also said they also hired a forensic expert to conduct an investigation.

Both the companies have notified the law and enforcement authorities about the breach. All the affected customers are notified as a precautionary measure.

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