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California Medical Facility Notifies Patients of Breach, Post-Ransomware Infection

85,000 Patients Notified of Security Breach

The Center of Orthopedic Specialists, a California medical facility, suffered a ransomware infection in February of 2018.  Now months later, the medical facility is informing patients of a potential security breach as a result of the ransomware infection.  Approximately 85,000 patient files may have been compromised, potentially releasing information including:

  • Social security numbers
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Insurance information
  • Demographic data

The medical facility is offering potentially impacted patients with two free years of credit reporting services, and protection from a $1 million insurance policy.

Other Ransomware Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.

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1 thought on “California Medical Facility Notifies Patients of Breach, Post-Ransomware Infection”

  1. I would think that with Ransomware on the rise, more businesses and consultants would be using better risk management and off-site back-ups, or clones of the system. In addition to a good anti-malware software, maybe a sacrificial honeypot with dummy data and Intrusion detection could slow the attack down enough to protect the “real” network?

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