Feds launch investigation into UnitedHealth over Change cyberattack

March 13, 2024


The federal government has launched an investigation into UnitedHealth Group and its Change Healthcare subsidiary regarding the unprecedented cyberattack inflicted on the technology company that has wreaked havoc throughout the healthcare system.

Melanie Fontes Rainer, director of the Health and Human Services Department’s Office for Civil Rights, announced the probe Wednesday in a letter addressed to colleagues.

The agency is looking into whether protected health data was compromised and if UnitedHealth has complied with breach notification requirements and federal privacy and security rules.

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