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In April 2022, Omnicell reported a data breach affecting nearly 62,000 patients. The company has revealed that the incident has impacted an additional 64,000 individuals. This brings the total number of patients affected to over 126,000.

Will you be the next victim like Omnicell? If you are overlooking the importance of data protection, attackers can get you in no time.

Explore the impact of the data breach on the healthcare sector and what preventive measures can be taken against such attacks.

Omnicell Announced Data Breach

Founded in 1992, Omnicell is a leading provider of medication management solutions for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and retail pharmacies. On May 4, 2022, Omnicell’s IT systems and third-party cloud services were affected by ransomware attacks which may lead to data security concerns for employees and patients. While it is still early in the investigation, this appears to be a severe breach with potentially significant consequences for the company.

Omnicell began informing individuals whose information may have been compromised on August 3, 2022. Hackers may be able to access and sell patient-sensitive information, such as social security numbers, due to the time delay between the breach and the company’s report of affected patients.

The type of information that may be exposed are

  • Credit card information
  • Financial information
  • Social security numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Health insurance details

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