Data Breach Goes Unnoticed For Nearly 1 Year at KS Hospital

April 20, 2022 | Health IT Security

Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas disclosed a data breach that impacted 52,224 individuals. The 25-bed critical access hospital said that an unauthorized actor gained access to a limited number of email accounts between January 26, 2021, and November 23, 2021.

GitHub hacked, npm data stolen

April 19, 2022 | The Stack

An unknown attacker breached GitHub to download data from scores of private code repositories including that of npm — the world’s largest software registry with 75 billion downloads a month — the company has confirmed in a hugely troubling cybersecurity incident. GitHub says it and other affected companies were compromised after the attacker stole authentication tokens from two other upstream software firms.

Data breaches in the US are over 90% cyberattack-related

April 18, 2022 | TechHQ

The number of publicly reported data breaches in the US has increased by double-digit year-on-year, for the first three months of 2022, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Between January to March, there were 404 publicly-reported data compromises country wide, representing a 14% increase compared to the same period last year.

SuperCare Health Sued Over 318,000-Record Data Breach

April 18, 2022 | HIPAA Journal

A lawsuit has been filed against the in-home respiratory care provider, SuperCare Health, over a cyberattack and data breach that was reported to the Department of Health and Human Services on March 28, 2022. The incident involved the exposure and potential theft of the protected health information of 318,400 patients, including names, addresses, birth dates patient account numbers, medical record numbers, health insurance information, testing, diagnostic, treatment, and claims information. A subset of individuals also had their Social Security numbers and/or driver’s license numbers exposed.

Urgent Team Holdings Reports Breach of the PHI of 166,600 Individuals

April 18, 2022 | HIPAA Journal

Urgent Team Holdings, which operates more than 70 urgent care and walk-in centers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, has recently notified 166,601 patients that some of their protected health information may have been obtained by unauthorized individuals in a November 2021 cyberattack.

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