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Forefront Dermatology S.C, breach affects 2.4 million patients, employees and clinicians

Exploit: Ransomware

Forefront Dermatology S.C.: Medical Network

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Risk to Business: 2.216 = Severe

Forefront Dermatology S.C, a Wisconsin-based dermatology practice with affiliated offices in 21 states plus Washington, D.C., is notifying 2.4 million patients, employees, and clinicians of a ransomware incident it recently experienced. Cuba ransomware is believed to be the culprit. The incident is the third-largest healthcare breach of 2021 so far. Xperts who spotted the data dump on a darknet site said that it was approximately 47 MB, including more than 130 files with information on the entity’s system and network, with security and backup details, and all their logins for vendor sites.

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Risk to Individual: 2.462 = Severe

The company has announced that potentially compromised patient, clinician and employee information includes name, address, date of birth, patient account number, health insurance plan member ID number, medical record number, dates of service, provider names, and/or medical and clinical treatment information.

Customers Impacted: 2.4 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Medical data is some of the hottest products to sell in dark web markets, earning cybercriminals a substantial profit and this company a substantial HIPAA fine.

Source: Data Breach Today