Hospital leaks 129K patient records in sophisticated phishing scam


A healthcare provider in Kalispell, Montana has suffered an embarrassing data breach resulting in 129K health records getting leaked, exposing patients to identity theft and fraud.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare initially learned of the breach in June, but an investigation into the incident suggests the phishing scam started collecting patient records as early as May 24. A notice sent out to patients by the healthcare institution, obtained by local news outlet Flathead Beacon, reveals that the phishing attack was targeted and coordinated.

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