North Mississippi Health Services Routs Cyberattack in 17 Minutes

There is no indication that any information accessed has been misused.

By HFT Staff


North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) is issuing notice of a recent data security incident. They are notifying impacted patients directly and providing information below about the event, their response and steps potentially impacted individuals can take to better protect their information, should they feel it is appropriate to do so. 

On July 3, 2023, NMHS became aware of unauthorized access through an employee’s email account after a phishing email was unintentionally opened. Their Security Operation Committee (SOC) promptly shut down the system, ending the unauthorized access within 17 minutes. Upon investigation, it was determined some of the employee’s emails, which may have included attachments, were potentially accessed. 

The information that may have been accessed was limited to patients’ names, dates of birth, primary physicians’ names and diagnoses or dispositions upon recent discharge from North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. It is important to note that no financial information, Social Security numbers or electronic medical records were accessed. Additionally, there is no evidence any information has been misused. 



September 7, 2023


Topic Area: Information Technology , Security


Recent Posts

Behavioral Healthcare Facilities Can Be Designed for Calming and Healing

Fostering a sense of calmness, providing a connection to the outdoors and giving enough space for patients are key to promoting healing.


Native American Health Center Falls Victim to Cyberattack

The incident occurred on November 19, 2023.


Oklahoma Mercy Health Clinic Reopens After Tornado Damage

The clinic was struck by an EF 4 tornado on April 27.


Designing Healthcare Spaces with Women in Mind

Design focused on comfort and connection affects the way patients feel and influences the communication between care providers and patients.


Prefabricated Wall Panels Provide Solution for Two Expansions in Banner Health's Arizona Campuses

Both campuses’ construction projects made use of Sto Panel Technology products.


 
 


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!

 
 
 


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

 
 
 
 

Healthcare Facilities Today membership includes free email newsletters from our facility-industry brands.

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Posts

Copyright © 2023 TradePress. All rights reserved.