Minnesota Warns of Possible Health Care Patient, Donor Data Breach

Patients and donors to at least four different health care providers in Minnesota are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised.

The potential data breach involves hundreds of thousands of patients and donors at Children’s Minnesota, Allina Health, Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The hack is part of a ransomware attack on a cloud computing company called Blackbaud, which manages databases for a number of nonprofits.

“Since learning of this incident, we have been working with Blackbaud to understand the scope of the ransomware attack and the steps it is taking to prevent future data security incidents,” a statement from Allina Health said. “Our security experts have evaluated Blackbaud’s security protocols and feel confident it has taken the appropriate action to further protect the information entrusted to it.”

More than 200,000 patients and donors from Allina Health hospitals and clinics and more than 160,000 patients

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Data breach included Mercy Health donor, patient info

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The company that owns Mercy Health says some of its patients’ and donors’ information was among the data compromised in a security breach at a third-party company earlier this year.

Trinity Health, which owns Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids and Mercy Health facilities in Muskegon, said it’s working to reach everyone who may have been affected. It said everyone should keep an eye on their personal information and take action if unusual happens.

South Carolina-based cloud software provider Blackbaud says the breach is the result of a ransomware attack that it shut down in May. It told its clients about the problem in July. It looks like hackers were able to get their hands on database backup files.

Blackbaud doesn’t think the crooks got to financial information like credit card numbers or bank account numbers, but Trinity says they may have gotten to

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