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St. Joseph Health System Server Hit by Hackers

St. Joseph Health System onsite server attacked by hackers  between December 16 and December 18, 2013 and exposed the 405000 patients information, St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas.

This defacement is the third largest hacking incident posted on HHS' "wall of shame" website listing breaches affecting 500 or more individuals since September 2009.

Hacking attacks have been relatively rare in healthcare, with only 62 such attacks among the more than 800 breaches on the HHS tally. The largest was a 2012 incident at the Utah Department of Health, which affected 780,000 individuals.

Recently this breach are confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. The primary reason hacking attacks are less common in healthcare is that many organizations are not mature enough to realize they have been hacked.

St. Joseph officials also warn consumers to be on the lookout for scammers. They also say they will not be sending out notifications by email, and warn you to be on the lookout for follow up scams.

The investigators were able to identify the primary IP address involved and traced it back to China, later adding that the FBI was contacted and has opened a case file on the incident.

SJHS is working with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is also looking into this incident. SJHS is providing written notice of this incident to affected individuals, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as to certain state and international regulators.



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