INCIDENT: Cyberattack at MCG Health Affected over 1.1M Patient Records, Lawsuits Filed.

More than 10 U.S. health care systems were breached during a cyberattack of Seattle-based MCG Health, affecting up to 1.1 million patients, HIPAA Journal reports. MCG Health, a subsidiary of Hearst Health, is facing multiple class-action lawsuits as a result of the breach, during which an “unauthorized third party” obtained patient files that included names, Social Security numbers, medical codes, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. The lawsuits allege MCG Health acted negligently by failing to recognize the breach for at least two weeks - while one lawsuit alleges hackers gained access to data 2 years before the hack was discovered.

Incident Date

March 25, 2022

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • MCG Health Data Breach Impacts 8 Organizations, 793K Individuals
  • Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against MCG Health Over Data Breach

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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