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HPHA patients may be affected by provincial data breach

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) is warning that some of its patients data may have been affected by a cybersecurity breach at a provincial birth registry.

BORN Ontario, a prescribed perinatal and child registry funded by the province's Ministry of Health, announced that 3.4 million people were affected by the international breach that occurred back in May.

BORN says it used MOVEit software to transfer information in its possession to authorized care and research partners and as a result of the incident, unauthorized parties were able to copy certain files from one of its servers.

HPHA warns that its one of many healthcare providers that share personal health information with BORN Ontario related to pregnancy, birth, and newborn care.

Anyone who gave birth between April 2010 and May 2023 or received pregnancy care between January 2012 and May 2023 in Ontario may have had their name, birthday, address, postal code, and health card number (with no version code) copied.

BORN says at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the data involved in this incident has been misused.

To find out if you've been affected, residents are encouraged to visit BORN Ontario's website.

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