NextGen Data Breach Compromises 1 Million Patient Records

NextGen Healthcare Inc. recently made a disclosure to Maine Attorney General’s Office that they had discovered a breach. The incident occurred between March 29 and April 14 and was discovered by the company on April 24. The database that was accessed contains the records of over 1 million patients.

It has been said that the breach occurred due to stolen client credentials. This means that there was no direct issue with NextGen’s security but highlights and increasingly common security risk that companies need to be aware of. 

Healthcare was named as one of the sectors most likely to face a data breach according to BlackKite’s Cost of a Data Breach Report. It has become a popular option for cyber-attacks due to the level of personal information that is available in databases. 

In a statement to Dark Reading, Next Gen addressed the breach and also confirmed that they are providing 24 months of free fraud detection and identity theft protection. 

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