Delaware Clinic Falls Victim to Ransomware, Leaving Thousands of Patients Potentially Exposed
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, a medical clinic located in Newark, Delaware was hit with ransomware. In June, the malicious software riddled the clinic’s servers, leaving over 19,000 patient files potentially exposed. The patient data compromised includes names, phone numbers, birth dates, as well as health and treatment information. All impacted patients have been notified, and will be provided one year of free credit monitoring services.
The ransomware variant has not been disclosed, nor was the payment demand. However, Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants reported they restored the systems using backup files. They also hired third-party experts to assist with the recovery efforts, as well as enhance the clinic’s security procedures in hopes to prevent future attacks.
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