Phishing E-Mail Campaign Allowed Unknown Actor To Gain Access to Employee Office 365 Accounts From April 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019
On November 13, 2019, Solara Medical Supplies, LLC (“Solara”), issued a press release providing notice of a data incident “that may affect the security of some information relating to certain individuals associated with Solara including current and former patients and employees.”
The “Notice of Data Incident” stated, among other things, the following:
On June 28, 2019, Solara determined that an unknown actor gained access to a limited number of employee Office 365 accounts, from April 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019, as a result of a phishing email campaign. Solara worked with third party forensic experts to investigate and respond to this incident and confirm the security of relevant Solara systems. Through this investigation on July 3, 2019, Solara determined that certain information present within the employee Office 365 accounts may have been accessed or acquired by an unknown actor at the time of the incident. Solara undertook a comprehensive manual and programmatic review of the accounts to identify what personal information was stored within the accounts and to whom that information related. [Emphasis added.]
Further, the “Notice of Data Incident” stated that
[t]he personal information present in the accounts at the time of the incident varied by individual but may have included first and last names and one or more of the following data elements: name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, Employee Identification Number, medical information, health insurance information, financial information, credit / debit card information, driver’s license / state ID, passport information, password / PIN or account login information, billing / claims information, and Medicare ID / Medicaid ID. [Emphasis added.]
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