Colorado Medical Practice Suffers Ransomware and Potential Breach

Longs Peak Family Practice in Colorado Suffers Cyber Attacks

Longs Peak Family Practice in Longmont, Colorado suffered a ransomware attack in early November.  According to their public statement, the facility did not pay the ransom.  Instead they were able to remediate the encrypted files using backups.  A few days after the ransomware attack, the IT team noticed unauthorized access to certain networks.

It is uncertain if this potential breach was related to the ransomware attack.  The impacted files included patient identification information including – birth dates, social security number, names, addresses, phone number, insurance information, medical diagnosis, and more.

For anyone who may have been impacted by this breach, the Longs Peak Family Practice is offering a free year of credit monitoring services.  They have also taken steps to enhance their IT systems in an attempt to avoid further cyber threats.

Other Ransomware Attacks

To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2017, you can 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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