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Health Plan Services Firm Notifying 2.4 Million of PHI Theft

May 28, 2024
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Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
WebTPA, a Texas-based health plan administration services provider, is notifying over 2.4 million individuals about a data breach discovered in December, which had occurred more than a year prior. The breach, involving a network server, compromised personal information such as names, contact details, Social Security numbers, and insurance information, but not financial or medical treatment data. Following the detection, WebTPA initiated security measures, conducted an investigation with third-party cybersecurity experts, and informed federal authorities. The incident highlights the increasing vulnerability of business associates in the healthcare sector to cyberattacks and underscores the importance of robust incident response and breach analysis protocols. Affected individuals are being offered two years of identity and credit monitoring services.
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