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PHI of 13K Involved in Ransomware Attack at PA Health Clinic

 

PHI of 13K Involved in Ransomware Attack at PA Health Clinic

Recent potential data breaches include a ransomware attack and a Medicaid security incident.

July 06, 2017 – On April 24, 2017, Family Tree Health Clinic discovered a ransomware attack potentially affecting PHI stored in its IT system, according to an online statement.

The Pennsylvania health clinic immediately restored its system data using backup to avoid paying a ransom to the offending hackers.

Once the system was restored, Family Tree immediately launched efforts to amend any security vulnerabilities and enlisted the help of local law enforcement and the FBI to conduct an investigation.

 

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