Metropolitan Urology Group Found Patient Information Leaked During Ransomware Attack
In November, 2016, the Metropolitan Urology Group (MUG) was hit with a ransomware attack. Two months later, in January, 2017, MUG discovered the hackers obtained private, patient information during the attack. The patients impacted are those who rendered services between 2003 and 2010. The information exposed included patient names, dates of service, procedure codes, patient control numbers and the provider identification number. According to MUG’s website, five patients’ social security numbers were also exposed. For all effected patients, MUG is offering one year of free credit monitoring services.
According to their website, MUG is also working with a third party information technology service to remove the ransomware and taking preventative steps to ensure an attack of this sort does not occur again.
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that took place in 2016, you can click here. We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.
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