Ransomware Impacts

Cybergroups targeting the healthcare sector

Becker’s Hospital Review, November 9, 2022

HHS, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the FBI have urged healthcare organizations to take certain actions to protect their systems from hacker groups who have been known to create cyberespionage campaigns aimed at exfiltrating data from hospitals and health systems.

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Ransomware attack halts services at Osaka hospital

The Asahi Shimbun, November 1, 2022

A major hospital here suspended routine medical services after a ransomware cyberattack shut down the facility’s electronic medical record system, officials said on Oct. 31.

Osaka General Medical Center in the city’s Sumiyoshi Ward is still performing emergency operations, but it has stopped providing outpatient services and postponed other surgeries, hospital officials said at a news conference.

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Healthcare Data Breach at GA Cardiology Practice Impacts 71K

Health IT Security, October 27, 2022

On August 15, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology in Brunswick, Georgia, was alerted to a healthcare data breach involving “recently acquired Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology’s legacy systems including the electronic medical record.”

“No Ascension networks or systems, including the practice’s current electronic medical record, were affected by this incident,” the announcement noted.

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