Illinois fertility clinic, online pharmacy giant Ravkoo report data breaches

Online pharmacy company Ravkoo and Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) have both informed thousands of current and former patients of data breaches involving troves of their sensitive information. 

The HIPAA Journal said 79,943 current and former patients were sent breach notification letters informing them that passport numbers, Social Security numbers, financial account information, payment card information, treatment information, treating physicians, medical billing/claims information, prescription/medication information and Medicare/Medicaid identification information was leaked. 

The breach also involved significantly more patient information related to treatment and health insurance coverage as well as some employee information. 

FCI said it “became aware of suspicious activity on its internal systems” on February 1 and determined that patient information was involved by August. The company did not respond to requests for comment about the delay in informing victims but said in the notice that they are offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

FCI wasn’t the only healthcare institution dealing with a breach. Internet pharmacy service Ravkoo also notified customers of a data breach involving their information. 

In a letter sent to New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon McDonald, the Florida-based Ravkoo said hackers tried to infiltrate their AWS hosted cloud prescription portal on September 27. The

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