Over a half a million Trinity Health customers may be compromised by a recent data breach resulting from a hack into the file transfer service provider Accellion’s software. Multiple healthcare entities that used the software reported that they have been affected, including Trillium Community Health Plan, University of Miami Health and Centene.
Accellion has said that the personal information of about 1.3 million patients of its subsidiaries was exposed in the data breach. The exact number of healthcare consumers affected is still unknown. The Trinity Health incident, however, affected 586,869 patients, according to the records at HHS.
Trinity Health had been using Accellion software for file transfers, and in late January, Accellion informed Trinity Health of a security issue. The provider found that patient files were downloaded by an unknown user on January 20th.
The leaked files allegedly contained protected health information, names, addresses, dates of birth, healthcare providers, medical record numbers, payment, social security numbers and credit card numbers.
Trinity Health is offering free access to identity or credit monitoring services, though attorneys say that falls short of what the company is responsible for.