3 phishing hacks breach 20,000 Catawba Valley patient records

Healthcare IT News: North Carolina-based Catawba Valley Medical Center is notifying 20,000 patients that their personal data was breached after three successful phishing attacks.

Officials discovered unauthorized access on an employee email account on Aug. 13 and immediately secured the account and launched an investigation with help from a third-party forensic firm. The investigation determined it was not one but two accounts hacked for more than a month between July 4 and August 17.

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