Navicent Health Discloses Data Breach as the Result of a Digital Attack
The State of Security
Navicent Health, a part of Central Georgia Health System, has disclosed that it suffered a data breach as the result of a digital attack.
The second-largest hospital in Georgia and the only regional Level I Trauma Center, Navicent Health explains in a data breach notice that it learned of a digital attack involving some of its employees corporate email accounts in July 2018. The health organization responded by notifying law enforcement about the event and retaining a digital forensics firm to help determine what happened. This investigation revealed on 24 January 2019 that the security incident had affected some email accounts containing patients’ personal information including their names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information, billing data and Social Security Numbers.