INCIDENT: 2021 Benson Health Breach Affected 29,000 Patients.

North Carolina-based Benson Health began notifying 28,913 individuals of a healthcare data breach. On May 5, 2021, Benson Health discovered that an unauthorized party had attempted to gain access to Benson Health’s computer network. Further investigation revealed that the unauthorized party potentially accessed a dataset containing names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and health and treatment information.

Benson Health’s investigation concluded on July 7, 2022, more than a year after the initial incident. Benson Health is providing individuals affected by the incident with free single-bureau credit monitoring services. HIPAA requires covered entities to notify impacted individuals of a healthcare data breach within 60 days of discovery.

Incident Date

May 5, 2021

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Data Breach Notifications (Office of the ME Attorney General)

Industries:

Impacts

IT Privacy

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