Delta Dental of Arizona Reports July 2019 Phishing Attack-Related Breach

by Larry Emmott on November 14, 2019

in Security

Hmmm. Most significant data breaches in medicine and dentistry are not individual dentists but medical and dental plans.

From Health IT Security:

Delta Dental of Arizona is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their personal and medical data was potentially breached by a phishing attack in July.On July 8, the dental insurer discovered suspicious activity on an employee email account and launched an investigation with help from third-party forensic investigators. They determined an employee fell victim to a phishing scam giving a hacker access to the email account…

…The notification did not explain the delay in reporting the incident. Under HIPAA, covered entities and business associates are required to provide breach notifications within¬†60 days¬†of discovery.

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