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Misdirected email faulted in data breach affecting hundreds of UPMC insurance customers

2015/07/15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - (Pennsylvania) An email meant for a physician's office in Lawrence County was mistakenly sent to an incorrect address, revealing sensitive personal information for 722 UPMC Health Plan members, the insurance company announced July 15. The breach was discovered June 4, and the Department of Health and Human Services was alerted July 2.

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2015/07/15/Misdirected-email-compromises-hundreds-of-UPMC-insurance-customers/stories/201507150176

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