2 Million Patient Records Compromised in Largest Healthcare Breach of 2022 So Far
Shields Health Care Group, which provides services to dozens of clinics and hospitals across New England, has disclosed a data breach that affected a whopping 2 million patients.
In a notice to affected parties, Shields revealed that the company was alerted to suspicious activity on March 28 that may have involved data compromise.
Shields, which provides imaging services and outpatient surgical services to more than 50 medical centers in New England, says it immediately started investigating and worked with specialists to determine the full nature and scope of the event.
The cyberattack occurred between March 7 and March 21, during which time the attackers made off of patient data, according to the notice.
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