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New Jersey slams Best Medical Transcription with $200K fine for 2016 breach

Best Medical Transcription has settled with the New Jersey Attorney General for $200,000 for its role in a data breach that exposed the records of 1,654 Virtua Medical Group patients. The owner of Best Medical Transcription is also barred from owning or managing a business in the state again. The breach occurred in January 2016 when the vendor accidentally uploaded patient files to an open FTP server, which were then indexed by Google. Virtua was also fined $418,000 for its role in the breach. This incident emphasizes the importance of assessing and managing the security measures of third-party vendors.

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