Mount Desert Island Hospital is a Bar Harbor, Maine, hospital system that offers a wide range of specialty centers to patients in nearby communities. The facility was founded in 1897 and has been expanding its services since then. The company employs more than 500 staff members and generates over $73 million in annual revenue. It handles a large amount of personal and health data, and some of that data was just compromised in a 2023 data breach.
There aren't specific details about how the data breach was possible; we only know that the breach occurred suddenly and that the company noticed a user was accessing the company without authorization.
According to company sources, the Mount Desert Island breach was first detected on May 4, 2023. At that time, the company began reacting by disconnecting its server from the internet and calling in forensic specialists. The organization reported the breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office via a June 30, 2023, official report.
Patients that rely on Mount Desert Island Hospital were the victims of this data breach, and they could be at risk for identity theft and other related attacks. The breach victims will receive individual letters explaining the situation to them in more detail.
We aren't sure how many hospital files were accessed in this breach, but we suspect the attackers had access to thousands of them.