Phishing incident causes data breach at West Virginia hospitals

A hospital system in West Virginia has suffered a data breach resulting from a phishing attack, which gave hackers access to several email accounts.

Monongalia Health System — which runs Monongalia County General Hospital Company and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Company — said that hackers had access to several email accounts from May 10 to August 15. These accounts contained sensitive information from patients, providers, employees, and contractors.

The company concluded its investigation into the incident on October 29, finding that the attack resulted from an email phishing incident.

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Source: ZDNet