BORN (the Better Outcomes Registry & Network) Canada, which gathers data on pregnancies, births, the postpartum period, and childhood is the latest victim of MoveIT data breach.
About 3.4 million people’s personal health information, especially that of pregnant women and infants born in Ontario between January 2010 and May 2023, was contained in the files obtained.
BORN Ontario reports said that the personal health information that was stolen was gathered from a vast network of largely Ontario-based healthcare facilities and other healthcare institutions and providers that provided services for fertility, pregnancy, newborn, and child health between January 2010 and May 2023.
The impacted include:
- Women giving birth or children born in Ontario between April 2010 and May 2023.
- Pregnant women who get treatment in Ontario between January 2012 and May 2023.
- Individuals who have IVF or egg banking procedures between January 2013 and May 2023 in Ontario.
The impacted data does not include any banking or financial information, such as credit card details, social security numbers, the version of a health card, expiration or security codes, or patient email addresses.
On May 31, 2023, BORN learned about the event and immediately informed the appropriate authorities, including the Ontario Provincial Police and the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario. BORN also placed a public notice about the occurrence on its website.
There is no proof that any of the copied data was utilized fraudulently in any form. No indications of BORN’s data being posted or made available for sale have been discovered despite the organization’s continued monitoring of the dark web internet.