Ransomware infections are spreading from coast to coast…
Marin Healthcare District
Marin Healthcare District (MHD), located in Greenbrae, California was paralyzed after a ransomware attack that occurred in late July. It is reported the infection stemmed from another attack that hit Marin Medical Practice Concepts in July as well. MHD computers were down for a period of two weeks, and all of their patient data accumulated between July 11-26 was lost.
The ransomware variant that hit MHD is unknown. It was reported by Healthcare IT News, the District paid the ransom in order to regain access to their files. The amount paid would not be disclosed.
New Jersey Spine Center
CryptoWall took down New Jersey Spine Center systems in six locations on July 27, 2016. The ransomware not only locked down files, but also the backup and phone systems. With the Center’s backup files encrypted, they felt they had no option but to pay the ransom. The amount paid was not disclosed.
Healthcare IT News reported roughly 28,000 patient records were impacted by this infection.
Ransomware Attacks Nationwide
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place, you can click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. this year.