According to sources, Cook County Health (a Medical organization in Illinois) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-11-08.

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Source 1  |  2023-11-08

Medical Transcription Hack Affects 1.2 Million Chicagoans

“A major healthcare provider in Chicago that targets underserved populations is notifying as many as 1.2 million patients that their information was compromised in a data theft incident at a medical transcription vendor. “

“Cook County Health, which operates two public hospitals and more than a dozen community healthcare clinics in Illinois, said it has terminated its relationship with the vendor and that it is among "many" other healthcare organizations affected by the incident. “

“A breach notice says the hack affected systems of Perry Johnson & Associates, the third-party transcription vendor, where "some" of the hospital system's patient information was stored. “

“CCH first reported the breach to federal regulators in September as a hacking incident involving a business associate and affecting 500 people, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool, website listing health data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. “

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