26 January 2020 | Officials at Adventist Health Simi Valley are warning that confidential patient data may have been exposed in a phishing attack on the Southern California-based facility.

This data may have included names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, hospital account numbers, insurance information and other care-related data.

According to Becker’s Health IT and CIO report, the fraudulent attack took place last September.

Adventist Health claims there is no evidence that patient data has been misused. The health network also stated that no other systems had been compromised in the attack.

A hospital employee’s email account was hacked in the attack that attempted to redirect invoice payments to defraud the hospital and entities with which it does business.

Adventist Health has hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities, serving more than 80 communities across the western United States and Hawaii. The healthcare system is affiliated with the Adventist Church.

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