Hawaii Issues Breach Warning After Ransomware Infection

Hawaii Medical Facility Issues Warning to 40k Patients

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific (FDIP), located in Honolulu, Hawaii has begun contacting over 40,000 patients regarding a potential data breach.  Concerns of a breach come after the facility fell victim to a ransomware attack in June of this year.

After discovering the ransomware, FDIP contacted a cyber security firm for remediation efforts.  While investigating, the firm determined hackers had access to current and former patient data.  This included names, birthdates, addresses, account numbers, and diagnosis information.  Unfortunately, the cyber security firm was unable to determine whether or not any of this information had been viewed or removed from FDIP networks.

The ransomware variant that led to this data breach is not being disclosed, nor is the ransom demand.

For those patients who may have been impacted, FDIP has asked if any suspicious activity or communications do occur, they contact FDIP immediately.

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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