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Monthly Breach Deets: Avenue 360 Health and Wellness Data Breach

Monthly Breach Deets: Avenue 360 Health and Wellness Data Breach

A hacker gained access to Avenue 360 Health and Wellness through the email accounts of certain employees. Its investigation determined that the accounts were compromised between January 15, 2021, and April 2, 2021, and it was confirmed this was from an email security breach.

According to HIPAA Journal, a total of 12,186 patients in Houston had been compromised. This cost Avenue 360 Health and Wellness an estimated $2,821,044 in operational downtime, legal action, loss of data and reputational damage, according to eRiskHub.

The data breach contained the following protected health information:

  • Names
  • A limited number of Social Security numbers
  • Medical insurance information
  • Dates of birth
  • A limited amount of financial account information
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information

This data breach could have been prevented.

Preparation is key when it comes to preventing data breach attacks, but there are 5 habits that can make your business much less vulnerable.

  1. Scan emails for malware
  2. Add email protection software
  3. Maintain up-to-date security software
  4. Never click on unverified links
  5. Use a dedicated Wi-Fi network for your team that the public cannot access

This sounds challenging, and it can take work, but VGM Forbin makes it easy to protect your business against these threats. VGM Forbin will assess your systems and make recommendations to help you stand strong against cyber-attacks.

So act fast, right now that consultation is free of charge while our team has openings.

Call us at (877) 659-5241 or contact us today!