7,000 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Patients’ Records Leaked
Police are investigating a third party’s unauthorized access of the records.
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York recently confirmed the data of a least 7,000 patients was compromised after a company managing its medical records was hacked.
The patient medical records include names, addresses, diagnoses, HIV statuses, sexual assault and domestic violence reports, addiction histories and more.
It is not known how long the records were exposed but the breach was discovered earlier this month and steps were taken immediately to protect the data, reports NBC News.
The hack occurred within a backup server hosted by iHealth, a company that manages records.
iHealth released a statement saying only one person gained unapproved access to the records and there’s no indication the records have been used inappropriately. An internal review is also underway as the company works with law enforcement.
“While iHealth continues to work with a leading IT security firm to validate its analysis, at this time, iHealth believes that the issue has been contained,” the company said.
Bronx Lebanon also released a statement saying it is cooperating with law enforcement agencies and has taken additional steps to protect its data.
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