Nebraska Eye Clinic Releases Statement Regarding Ransomware Infection
Eye Physicians, P.C., located in Columbus, Nebraska was the victim of a ransomware attack in October. The ransomware variant infiltrated the facilities systems, encrypting files on some of its servers. Eye Physicians, P.C. was able to restore all encrypted files with their backup files. The organization made the following statement to Health IT Security,
“We take the security of all information in our systems very seriously, and want to assure you that we have taken steps to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. This includes an in-depth network security assessment by an outside IT security consultant, as well as improved hardware and software upgrades.”
Although the files were restored, it is possible patient data may have been accessed without authorization. This information includes patient names, birthdates, and ophthalmic imagery.
Other Ransomware Attacks
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