Posted On 08.05.1969
To bring you the best content on our bitcoin cryptowall and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. Ransomware attacks have been steadily increasing in the healthcare industry since the beginning of the year, and with the most recent attacks on New Jersey Spine Center, Marin Healthcare District and Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford, it doesn’t look like the target placed on these providers will be shrinking anytime soon. Hospitals are recognizing the threat and are making cybersecurity a top priority.
Read the Analysis: Hollywood Presbyterian hack signals more ransomware attacks to come. New Jersey Spine Center in Chatham, N. Two more ransomware attacks were reported at Marin Healthcare District in Greenbrae, California and the New Jersey Spine Center in Chatham, N. The attack on MHD stemmed from a ransomware attack on Marin Medical Practices Concepts, the health system’s medical billing and electronic medical record services vendor. Meanwhile, the six sites of the New Jersey Spine Center were attacked by Cryptowall ransomware on July 27, 2016.
Oxford, Mississippi-based Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford reported it was a victim of a ransomware attack, which appears to have been initiated by Russian hackers. The breach was discovered in August 2016 and occurred at sometime in early July of 2016. The incident was remediated within several days and data was fully restored – without paying the ransom. Reston, Virginia-based Professional Dermatology Care reported that an unauthorized third party accessed protected health information and financial data of 13,237 of its patients. The cybercriminals encrypted the patient data with ransomware, intending to extract money from the healthcare organization According to officials, the breach was not to ‘misuse patient data.