According to sources, Meadville Medical Center (a Medical organization in Pennsylvania) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-10-18.

Health data breach may impact 1,300 Meadville Medical Center patients

“Some personal information of about 1,300 Meadville Medical Center (MMC) patients may be at risk because of a May patient care data breach involving 15 million individuals worldwide. “

“MMC’s announcement was made Tuesday regarding Westat Inc., which provides a variety of data collection and management services to several organizations as part of the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS). “

“NHCS collects data on patient care in hospital-based settings to describe patterns of health care delivery and utilization in the United States. Meadville Medical Center participates in and provides certain patient information to Westat for the purpose of collecting health care statistics related to public health, according to Marc Gibbs, the hospital’s chief information officer. “

“It is believed that around the end of May, Russian computer hackers found and exploited a vulnerability in Progress Software’s MOVEit file transfer application, according to Gibbs. “It was about 1,300 patients’ [files] at Meadville Medical Center — Titusville [Area Hospital] wasn’t affected,” he said Tuesday. “It was found [by Westat] May 30 and it would be records within five days prior.” “

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