Business Email Compromise Targets Mental Health Provider

August 6, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A recent attempt by hackers to trick a mental health provider into transferring funds serves as a reminder to other healthcare entities about the threat of business email compromises.

In a July 29 breach notification statement, Seattle-based Community Psychiatric Clinic says it recently identified two data security incidents that potentially exposed patient and employee information.

One of those incidents involved an attempt "to induce CPC to engage in a fraudulent wire transfer of funds," the healthcare provider reports.

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