Data breach at Capital Digestive Care: 4 insights

A third-party vendor error exposed patient data at Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care, reports.

Here are four things to know.

1. CDC was notified Feb. 23, 2018, that a third-party vendor stored data files on a commercial cloud server with inadequate security.

2. The vendor secured the files and discovered that the information breach was limited to the "Schedule a Visit" and "Contact" pages on CDC's website, which contained information patients may have submitted, including their name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth and potential health information.

3. The patient login and "Pay a Bill" pages were unaffected. No EMRs, Social Security numbers or financial information were involved in the breach.

4. CDC mailed notification letters April 23 to the five New Hampshire residents that may have been affected by the data breach.

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