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Phishing Attack Compromises Health First Patients' Data - SPAMfighter News (press release)

Phishing Attack Compromises Health First Patients’ Data

A non-profit community based health system in Florida, known as Health First, fall prey to a phishing attack. A notification was sent to around 42,000 patients, as they fear of potential compromise of their patients' data which consists of personal information, reports Florida Today. The non-profit community based health system comprises of four hospitals located in Brevard County.

Email accounts of quite a few Health First employees were hacked by the phishing scams, thus exposing some personal information of patients that was present in those compromised email accounts. The investigation regarding the breach further revealed that the access to the email accounts of the employees was first gained by the attackers in the month of February this year. These email accounts were being used for conducting more phishing attacks on various other employees of Health First till May 2018. It was only in the month of October...(continued)

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