CVS Pharmacy data breach affects 21,289 patients



CVS Pharmacy reported a protected health information breach on July 24.

The HHS Breach Portal shows CVS Pharmacy lost health data in an incident that affects 21,289 individuals. The retail giant has not responded to Becker’s request for additional information, and Becker’s will update coverage as more information becomes available.

CVS isn’t the only retail giant with a recent security breach. Walmart also reported data incidents in their pharmacy services that exposed private information. Walmart said in a statement on July 23 that intruders in their stores stole prescriptions ready for pickup and the prescriptions were labeled with patient names and medical information.

More articles on cybersecurity:
North Carolina medical clinic to pay $25K settlement over multiple HIPAA violations
Patient data exposed after Walmart pharmacy break-ins
Energy Department, UChicago to develop ‘completely secure’ nationwide quantum internet


© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.