On July 20, University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City reported a data breach to HHS.
The third reported email hack of the system this year affected the information of 10,000 patients. The health system did not respond to a request for comment. Becker’s will update coverage as new information is made available.
The health system reported a phishing attack from April 6 to May 22 in which a hacker accessed an employee email account and patient names, birthdates, medical record numbers and limited clinical information were exposed. That incident affected 2,700 people.
In February, the health system found a common type of malware had been placed on an employee’s workstation that may have allowed access to the personal information of 3,670 patients.
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