EHN suffers data breach

October 31st, 2015 by admin Leave a reply »

El Paso-based Emergence Health Network (EHN) suffered data breach when its computer servers was assessed by an unauthorized user. Affected information includes first and last names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, case numbers, and information indicating that individuals accessed services from Life Management Center/ El Paso MHMR/Emergence Health Network.The incident caused PHI data breach for around 11,100 individuals.

“EHN quickly disconnected the computer server from the internet when the suspicious activity was discovered,” the statement read. “EHN is taking steps to keep this from happening again by using more secure methods for transmitting, maintaining, and safeguarding your protected health information. EHN is cooperating with state and federal agencies to report this breach.”

EHN reports suggests that no information is misused.

“EHN has also already taken appropriate steps to avoid the threat of future data security compromises and is cooperating with officials in minimizing the potential effects of this incident,” explained the second statement.

EHN is sending breach notification to affected individuals.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this incident may have caused you,” the facility said. “EHN is doing everything we can to fix this and not have it happen again.”

As per the report – What EHN is doing?

EHN quickly disconnected the computer server from the internet when the suspicious activity was discovered. EHN is taking steps to keep this from happening again by using more secure methods for transmitting, maintaining, and safeguarding your protected health information. EHN is cooperating with state and federal agencies to report this breach. 

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