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Hive ransomware group admitted that they have stolen personally identifiable information from the Partnership HealthPlan of California

Exploit: Ransomware

The Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC): Health Insurer

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Risk to Business: 2.227 = Severe

The Hive ransomware group says that they’re responsible for a ransomware attack on The Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), claiming to have snatched 400 GB of data including 850,000 unique records. PHC has been experiencing computer system disruptions and the organization said that it is working to investigate and recover from the attacks with support from third-party forensic specialists. The stolen data is known to include names, Social Security numbers, and addresses of current and past PHC members.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Healthcare data is an especially popular commodity for bad actors and incidents like this are expensive disasters for the institutions that have them.

Source: cso online