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Cyber Attack Leads to Potential Data Breach of 106,000 Patients

Indiana Medical Facility Notifies 106k Patients of Cyber Attack

The Evansville, Indiana medical facility, Talley Medical Surgical Eyecare Associates (TMSEA), is informing approximately 106,000 patients and staff their information may have been compromised as a result of a cyber attack that occurred on April 2019. After the ransomware was quarantined and systems were restored, an investigation by a third-party forensics team began. This investigation concluded there was no evidence patient files were accessed or taken from the servers. However, as a precautionary measure, TMSEA is notifying current and past staff, as well as patients of the attack. They are encouraging those who may have been impacted to watch for fraudulent credit activity, as the potentially impacted data includes names, addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers.

TMSEA officials have not released if they paid the ransom demands in an attempt to expedite the restoration of their networks. They also have yet to disclose the ransomware variant that infiltrated their networks.

Other Ransomware Attacks

For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2019, 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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