10 health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month

CHI St. Lukes Health-Memorial Lufkin (Texas) started alerting clients June 19 that an unapproved 3rd party accessed to patients safeguarded health information in April.

University of Utah Health reported June 5 that an unauthorized specific accessed some employee e-mail accounts over a 45-day period earlier this year.

Netwalker, a ransomware operator that threatens to publish data online if ransoms arent paid, hacked Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer-Keystone Health System and is auctioning off its data online.

Miami-based Cano Health just recently reported an April 13 information breach that affected 28,268 individuals.

Here are the health system ransomware, phishing and malware events Beckers Hospital Review reported throughout June.

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The email account of a worker at Oswego (N.Y.) Health was jeopardized June 16 by someone not associated with the health system who sent out e-mails consisting of a link to a possibly destructive website.

Rangely (Colo.) District Hospital on June 8 began alerting clients of a ransomware attack on its computer systems April 9 that resulted in the loss of access to numerous years of clients medical records.

University of California San Francisco paid $1.14 million to hackers after a June 1 ransomware attack on its medical schools computer system servers.

A June 16 information security incident including Care New Englands computer system triggered the Providence, R.I.-based health systems website to experience downtime for nearly a week.

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare informed 183,000 patients that their private info was breached in a second e-mail hack in 2015.

MU Health Care in Columbia, Mo., notified clients of an information breach that happened in September 2019, in which trainees developed email accounts with a third party but utilized the same username and passwords as their university email accounts. When an unauthorized user breached the third celebrations system, the university email accounts containing patient info may have been jeopardized.

Katie Adams –
Monday, June 29th, 2020

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