👨💼 Author: Reuben Kamp, Darkhorse Tech
🔒 In the ever-changing world of IT security, staying one step ahead is key! The recent Delta Dental of California breach, caused by the Clop hacking group, impacted over 6.9 million people, showing us the critical need for robust cybersecurity. 🌐💻
🕵️♂️ The breach timeline: An SQL vulnerability was spotted on June 1, 2023, exploited by hackers just before a fix was in place. This led to unauthorized data access from Delta Dental’s server.
🔍 Delta Dental responded quickly, undertaking a thorough forensic analysis. By November 27, they identified the affected individuals, starting notifications by December 14.
🛡️ To help those affected, Delta Dental is providing 24 months of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.
💡 This breach is a major wake-up call, highlighting the widespread nature of cyberattacks in healthcare.
📑 Following HIPAA rules, Delta Dental reported the incident within 60 days, showcasing the importance of compliance and swift action.
🔐 At Darkhorse Tech, we stress proactive cybersecurity: regular updates, risk assessments, and a strong compliance culture are essential. 🛠️📊
📞 Need advice on boosting your practice’s security? Contact us for customized guidance!
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