Kroger Pharmacy and Little Clinic Data Breach
Kroger has announced that there has been a HIPPA violation with their pharmacy and Little Clinic. There has been a data security breach in which patient names and personal information was illegally accessed.
“We were recently made aware that Kroger customers and associates were affected by the Accellion data security incident. Accellion is a vendor whose services were used by Kroger and many other companies for third-party secure data file transfers.
After being informed of the incident’s effect on January 23, 2021, Kroger discontinued the use of Accellion’s services, reported the incident to federal law enforcement, and initiated its own forensic investigation to review the potential scope and impact of the incident. Kroger’s own IT systems have not been affected by this incident. No grocery store data or systems, credit or debit card (including digital wallet) information, or customer account passwords were impacted. However, Kroger believes certain associate HR data, certain pharmacy records, and certain money services records have been affected.”
To understand this issue fully, please read the full Kroger explanation HERE.