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Monthly Breach Deets - CareATC Security Breach

Weekly Breach Deets - CareATC Security Breach

CareATC Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma, company suffered a data breach from a user that gained access to an employee account. According to the HIPAA Journal, this had impacted 98,744 patients and employees. An unauthorized user gained access to their employee email accounts. This cost the CareATC Inc. an estimated $2,479,898, according to eRiskHub.

It contained the following protected health information:

  • First and Last Names
  • Dates of Birth
  • Passport Numbers
  • Electronic/Digital Signatures
  • Username and Passwords
  • Driver's License Numbers
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Medical History
  • Financial Account Information

How this could have been prevented

Email accounts can become compromised too easily. Here's some advice from our IT experts that know what they're talking about.

  1. Set a unique password and change it once a month
  2. Enable a two-factor authentication that is paired up with your email security
  3. Start an email security education program with your employees so they know what to look for and how to prevent it
  4. Use Antivirus Software to improve email security

VGM Forbin would be happy to consult you on security software and other cyber security needs for your business. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a free consultation today!