HACKED! Roper St Francis Hospital

By Kevin Lancaster, IDAgent

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access (Phishing) 

Roper St. Francis Hospital: Medical Center 

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Risk to Business: 2.354 = Severe

A newly-announced security breach occurred at Roper St. Francis Hospital (Charleston SC) between June 13 and June 17. An attacker was able to gain access to a treasure trove of healthcare data by compromising an an employee’s email in a suspected phishing incident at the Charleston, SC hospital. The patient information that was compromised contained names, birth dates, detailed medical records, insurance information, and Social Security numbers.

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Individual Risk: 2.004 = Severe

Patients and former patients can determine if attackers got their data by calling a toll-free call center for more information at 1-888-498-0916

Customers Impacted: 6,000

How it Could Affect Their Business: Health care information is at a premium right now because it is a hot seller on the Dark Web – and with an exponential increase in phishing, every healthcare sector organization is high on the hit list for bad actors.

To learn more about how you can eliminate/mitigate these kinds of threats to your organization, call 239.790.4479 and speak to one of our security specialists today.