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23,000 Compromised in HealthEquity Data Breach

HealthEquity, which handles more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, was breached when an intruder accessed an employee's email.

Sometimes all it takes is one employee to spark a cybersecurity wildfire, as HealthEquity learned this week. The company, which handles more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, suffered a data breach when an unauthorized person accessed an employee's email account.

The incident took place on April 11 and was discovered two days later. When the company learned an employee's email was compromised, it removed access to the mailbox and hired a forensics firm to confirm the breach did not affect other HealthEquity systems.

HealthEquity manages flexible spending accounts, 401(k) accounts, health reimbursement, and other services for about 40,000 companies, Health Data Management reports. The breach affected two Michigan-based companies, both of which work with HealthEquity and have been offered five years of credit monitoring and identity theft protective services.

Data affected in the breach includes employee names, employer names, employee and employer HealthEquity IDs, different types of healthcare accounts, deduction amounts, and for some workers, their Social Security Numbers.

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12/22/2018 | 4:48:32 AM
Company's responsibility
Something that I have always thought about - is that when it comes to workplace security, isn't the responsibility in the hands of the company itself to ensure that all systems and hardware are properly secured? Unless it has been determined that the employee has purposefully given away information or allowed access, I believe that the fault is entirely in the company's failure to be more protected to begin with!
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12/18/2018 | 10:32:16 PM
Do not store
This is the reason why some patients make special requests for their medical info not to be stored by the medical institutions. At times, we think that they are obstructing their operation, but it is the fear of breaches happening. Not everyone is comfortable with their medical records falling into the wrong hands, especially people of name.
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