Saolta University Healthcare Group: Umbrella hospital group composed of 6 sites across Western Ireland.
Risk to Small Business: 2.333 = Severe: Patients of one of the hospitals in the Saolta network, University Hospital Galway (UHG) are receiving letters from an organization calling itself the Anglo American Lottery. The scam informs them that they have won a prize in the “hospital sick patient lottery draw” and will be admitted to a ward. Along with soliciting DOBs and other personal details, the scheme offers a fake website and phone number. Patients of UHG are filing complaints and have voiced their concerns to the Data Protection Commission, and it remains to be seen how Saolta will be penalized.
Individual Risk: 2.714 = Moderate Risk: Given that hackers were able to send personalized letters to the home addresses of patients, it’s clear that exposure of information has already occurred. Anyone who has received or responded to the letter must immediately enlist in identity protection and reach out to Saolta to receive reparations.
Customers Impacted: To be determined
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: As you can imagine, patients/customers are not happy when they realize that hackers are using their information collected from a company to orchestrate scams. With the rapidly growing ecosystem of cybersecurity awareness and vigilance, companies who fall short must face the consequences of customer attrition, news headlines, and hefty penalties.
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