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Rotech provides notification of Philips breach 

Rotech provides notification of Philips breach 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare on Feb. 23 provided notification of a recent privacy incident experienced by Philips Respironics that may have impacted certain information of patients who purchased Philips sleep and respiratory devices from Rotech. 

“Although Rotech is unaware of any misuse of information resulting from this event, we are providing this notice in an abundance of caution,” the company stated on its website. 

When reached for comment, a spokesman for Philips confirmed that an investigation by the company revealed that due to a security vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer software, personal information was accessed by an unauthorized third party on May 31, 2023. The affected personal information may have included names, contact information, dates of birth, medical information related to the therapy delivered, and health insurance information. Philips says financial information, such as social security numbers or credit card information, was not included in the incident. 

Philips noted that the security vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer software, which the company used to transfer patient files containing therapy data to health care providers, had a significant global impact, affecting hundreds of organizations worldwide. 

“Philips Respironics has already taken the appropriate measures to secure the systems,” the spokesman said. “We are informing affected customers and are available to assist them in their response to the security incident.” 


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