Unknown threat actors gained unauthorized access to Elekta, a cloud-based platform that handles legally required cancer reporting to the state of Illinois. The breach may have exposed the private medical information of patients at the Northwestern Memorial Healthcare (NMHC) facility in Chicago. In a statement issued by NMHC, the healthcare provider stated that an unauthorized individual gained access to Elekta systems between April 2 and April 20, 2021. The exposed information included patient names, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, medical record numbers, and clinical information related to cancer treatment such as medical history, physician names, diagnoses, and prescription information. NMHC was notified of the incident on 17 May 2021.
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