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    “Healthcare SaaS provider Welltok is warning that a data breach exposed the personal data of nearly 8.5 million patients in the U.S. after a file transfer program used by the company was hacked in a data theft attack.

    “Welltok works with health service providers across the U.S., maintaining online wellness programs, holding databases with personal patient data, generating predictive analytics, and supporting healthcare needs like medication adherence and pandemic response.

    Patient data was exposed during the breach, including full names, email addresses, physical addresses, and telephone numbers. For some, it also includes Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Medicare/Medicaid ID numbers, and certain Health Insurance information.

    “The impact of the breach impacted institutions in various states, including Minnesota, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, and Massachusetts, with the following healthcare providers said to be impacted:

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Corewell Health
    Faith Regional Health Services
    Hospital & Medical Foundation of Paris, Inc. dba Horizon Health
    Mass General Brigham Health Plan
    Priority Health
    St. Bernards Healthcare
    Sutter Health
    Trane Technologies Company LLC and/or group health plans sponsored by Trane Technologies Company LLC or Trane U.S. Inc.
    The group health plans of Stanford Health Care, of Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Packard Children’s Health Alliance
    The Guthrie Clinic

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