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Guardant Health to Notify HHS & 1,100 individuals of phishing attack that involved PHI

Omar Ford reports:

Liquid Biopsy specialist, Guardant Health faced a cybersecurity attack about two months ago, according to an SEC filing for the firm’s initial public offering. The Redwood City, CA-based company said that private information from about 1,100 individuals was compromised.“In July 2018, we experienced a security incident involving a phishing attack, and an unauthorized user obtained access to an email account of one of our employees,” the company said, according to the filing. “We have engaged an independent cybersecurity firm to conduct an investigation of the incident, and while the forensic investigation is still ongoing, it appears that the incident resulted in the unauthorized access of information, including PHI, over a five-day period, relating to approximately 1,100 individuals. The information accessed primarily includes patients’ names, contact information, birth dates, medical diagnosis codes, and, in a very limited number of cases, Social...(continued)
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