Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth Hacking Incident Affects 69,777 Patients

Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth has identified an unauthorized person got access to its computer networks and probably acquired the billing data of patients. The clinic discovered the breach on June 4, 2020 and quickly took action to avoid more unauthorized access. According to the breach analysis, the hacker got access to the system on May 20, 2020.

An analysis of the compromised computer systems revealed that the hacker likely accessed information comprising patients’ names, telephone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, insurance details, and data related to the purpose of consultations.

Cybersecurity specialists helped in the investigation of the security procedures of the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth. Extra protections are going to be enforced, as applicable, to reinforce network protection to avoid more data breaches.

The breach report sent to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights reveals that the breach impacted 69,777 persons.

Chinese Hackers Attacked Biotech Organisation Researching COVID-19 Vaccine

Cybercriminals targeted the biotech corporation Moderna established in Massachusetts to locate COVID-19 research records. Moderna was researching a vaccine for the coronavirus and reported its vaccine prospect last January. Reuters reported that the organization discovered “information reconnaissance activities” last January and has called the FBI regarding the supposed attack.

The organization is presumed to have been eyed by the Chinese cybercriminals which the DOJ indicted last July for doing an 11-year plan of cyber espionage on enterprises and government bureaus in the United States.

The surveillance is thought to have been an effort to steal details connected to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine created by Moderna, which has fairly recently moved into the third stage of a clinical trial.

Moderna stays remarkably wary of probable cybersecurity risks, keeping an internal group, external support team, and good work connections with outside experts to steadily examine threats and secure its important details.

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