DATA BREACH! Nuance Issue Affects Thousands

The following appears on bankinfosecurity.com

By Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) – Nuance Communications, which specializes in speech recognition software, says an unauthorized third party accessed one of its medical transcription platforms, exposing 45,000 individuals’ records.

So far, it appears only one of its customers, the San Francisco Department of Health, has reached out to affected patients.

The data breach occurred in December 2017, and Nuance – based in Burlington, Massachusetts – says in a Thursday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it promptly shut down the platform while it investigated.


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