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Phishing attack on Manitowoc County breaches PHI for 3 months

A phishing attack on Manitowoc County in Wisconsin potentially breached personal healthcare information for about three months. Hackers accessed a county email account from January 14 and diverted emails sent to the account to a different email account. The breached data included demographic and health information, but the number of individuals affected was not specified. The incident highlights the importance of proper ID and access management and security monitoring in healthcare organizations.

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