Cyberattack encrypts electronic files at Louisiana clinic, affecting 308,000 patients

A Baton Rouge, La.-based center reported a July 8 cyberattack briefly secured thousands of client records.

Laura Dyrda (Twitter) –
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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4 things to understand:.

1. The Baton Rouge Clinic informed patients on Sept. 9 that it experienced a cyberattack against its electronic database that impacted email and some electronic client records earlier in the year.

2. The clinic lost access to electronic files throughout the attack and were not able to see client records because they were encrypted.

3. Ever since, the attack has been resolved and access to electronic files is restored. None of the files were used or divulged to anybody during the attack, and all files taken were damaged, according to a report from The Baton Rouge Clinic.

4. The attack impacted 308,000 individuals, according to HHS.

Since then, the attack has been fixed and access to electronic files is restored. None of the files were used or divulged to anyone throughout the attack, and all files taken were destroyed, according to a report from The Baton Rouge Clinic.

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