Security News Kaiser Permanente: Data breach may impact 13.4 million patients


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Healthcare service provider Kaiser Permanente disclosed a data security incident that may impact 13.4 million people in the United States.

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium and one of the largest nonprofit health plans in the U.S.

It operates 40 hospitals and 618 medical facilities in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.

In a statement to BleepingComputer, the organization said that information from "approximately 13.4 million current and former members and patients" was leaked to third-party trackers installed on its websites and mobile applications.

“Kaiser Permanente has determined that certain online technologies, previously installed on its websites and mobile applications, may have transmitted personal information to third-party vendors Google, Microsoft Bing, and X (Twitter) when members and patients accessed its websites or mobile applications” - Kaiser Permanente

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