According to sources, Santa Clara Family Health Plan (a Medical organization in California) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-05-01.

Breach blamed on Russian-linked hackers exposes San Jose healthcare group’s sensitive data

“In a widescale data breach, the personal information of more than a quarter million South Bay patients who rely on the state’s affordable health insurance plan may have been exposed through a San Jose-based Medi-Cal provider hit by a nationwide cyber attack. “

“Santa Clara Family Health Plan said Monday that the sensitive information of 276,993 members — including names, contact information, dates of birth, member IDs and Medi-Cal credentials — may be compromised. “

“The incident is part of a larger breach of more than 130 organizations across the country, according to a February report by the cyber security division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Officials believe a Russia-linked ransomware group dubbed “Clop” may be responsible, though no definitive evidence has come to light, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center said. “

“Established in 1997, health plan serves as Santa Clara County’s local provider for the state’s version of Medicaid to over 320,000 residents. The service offers health insurance plans for low-income Californians at little to no cost in one of the country’s most expensive regions. The state’s attorney general did not respond to a request for comment. California law requires the attorney general to be notified of any data breach affecting over 500 people.“

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