AllyAlign Health Ransomware Attack Impacts Tens of Thousands of Patients
Mar04

AllyAlign Health Ransomware Attack Impacts Tens of Thousands of Patients

Following an attempted ransomware attack that took place November 13, 2020, AllyAlign Health breach alerts have been sent to make members and providers aware of the privacy violation. According to the breach notification letters sent to affected individuals, the Glen Allen, VA-based Medicare Advantage health plan administrator discovered the attack on November 14, 2020. A review of the incident found the systems infiltrated by the...

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U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Report for January 2021
Feb24

U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Report for January 2021

January witnessed a 48% month-over-month drop in the number of large healthcare data breaches, down from 62 breach incidents in December to 32 in January, according to an analysis by HIPAA Journal. While this is well beneath the 38 data breaches that are reported on average each month, it is still more than 1 data breach every day. There would have been a major drop in the amount of breached records were it not for a major data breach...

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Harvard Eye Associates Pays Ransom to Recover Healthcare Data Stolen in Hacking Incident
Feb22

Harvard Eye Associates Pays Ransom to Recover Healthcare Data Stolen in Hacking Incident

In California, Laguna Hills-based Harvard Eye Associates has been affected by a cyberattack on its online storage vendor and the protected health information (PHI) of 29,982 patients could possibly have been stolen. The storage vendor made Harvard Eye Associates aware, on January 15, 2021, that cybercriminals had obtained access to its computer databases and stole data. While it was not known if files were encrypted to prevent access,...

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US Fertility Facing Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ransomware Attack
Feb09

US Fertility Facing Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ransomware Attack

Following a September 2020 ransomware attack and data breach that impacted 878,550 people, US Fertility is now facing a class action lawsuit for allowing it to occur. US Fertility is one of the largest providers of support services to infertility clinics in the United States. The company discovered on September 14, 2020 that ransomware had been used to encrypt files and its databases. The investigation showed that the cybercriminals...

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Ransomware Fact Sheet Issued by the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force
Feb08

Ransomware Fact Sheet Issued by the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force

The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) has published a ransomware factsheet in order to increase awareness of the threat of ransomware attacks and provide more information which can be used to address and prevent ransomware attacks. The fact sheet was created by an interagency group of over fifteen government bodies and is primarily intended to be implemented by police and fire departments, state, local, tribal and...

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