Kaiser Permanente Data Breach Exposes 13.4M Patients to Advertisers

April 30, 2024
Kaiser Permanente Data Breach Exposes 13.4M Patients to Advertisers
  • Kaiser Permanente, a leading US health company, experienced a data breach impacting 13.4 million patients.

  • Personal information exposed includes names, IP addresses, page visits, sign-in status, and search terms, but not usernames, passwords, or financial details.

  • The breach was due to improperly configured tracking code on Kaiser's websites and apps, allowing data access to third-party advertisers like Google and Microsoft Bing.

  • Kaiser Permanente has since removed the tracking tools and implemented additional security measures to prevent future breaches.

  • The company will notify affected patients in May and has reported the incident to authorities, though no misuse of data has been identified yet.

  • The US government is investigating the breach amid a growing number of data security incidents within the healthcare sector.

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