Ransomware, Privacy, Threat Management

Over 2.5M individuals impacted by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care ransomware attack

Massachusetts-based non-profit health service firm Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has confirmed that more than 2.55 million of its current and former members had their sensitive data compromised following a ransomware attack in April, BleepingComputer reports. Threat actors were able to infiltrate Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's systems between March 28 and April 17, enabling the theft of information from members that have registered since March 28, 2012, including their full names, birthdates, phone numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers, health insurance account details, provider taxpayer identification numbers, and clinical data, said HPHC in its data breach notice. "We are continuing our active investigation and conducting extensive system reviews and analysis before we can resume our normal business operations," HPHC added. HPHC also noted that there has been no indication of any misuse of stolen data but members whose data may have been impacted by the incident were urged to be more vigilant of potential phishing or social engineering attacks.

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