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Monthly Breach Deets  Methodist McKinney Hospital Data Breach

Methodist McKinney Hospital, a healthcare provider, detected a data breach that occurred on July 5, 2022. The hackers exfiltrated patient data between May 20 – July 7. According to HIPAA Journal, a total of 110,224 patients in Texas. including Methodist McKinney Hospital, Methodist Allen Surgical Center and Methodist Craig Ranch Surgical Center, had been compromised. This cost Methodist McKinney Hospital an estimated $2,684,452 in loss of data and reputational damage, according to eRiskHub.

The data breach contained the following protected health information:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Social Security number
  • Diagnosis
  • Medication
  • Health insurance identification card

This data breach could have been prevented.

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  1. Scan emails for malware
  2. Install firewalls
  3. Maintain up-to-date security software
  4. Never click on unverified links
  5. Use a dedicated Wi-Fi network for your team that the public cannot access

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