But That’s Not All…
In April, ransomware infiltrated the servers of Golden Heart Administrative Professionals (GHAP), a medical billing, and bookkeeping facility located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The incident was reported to impact approximately 500 of GHAP’s clients, exposing approximately 44,600 patient files. Although there is no evidence the information breached has been used maliciously, GHAP reported they must assume all information has been compromised. This data includes patient names, birthdates, addresses, credit card information, medical treatment, diagnosis codes, and social security numbers.
According to SC Media, the company has notified law enforcement and credit agencies, as well as replaced hardware and updated software. They also plan to reevaluate its security measures and increase employee cyber security training. These are all great steps to take, but in order to prevent another attack from infiltrating the network again, the company needs to implement a solution that will only allow trusted applications to execute.
Other Ransomware Attacks
For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, 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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