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Ransomware Attacked Practicefirst Healthcare Technology Services

Exploit: Ransomware

Practicefirst: Healthcare Technology Services

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Risk to Business: 2.223=Severe

Practicefirst announced that a 2020 healthcare ransomware attack may have exposed personally identifiable information (PII) of patients and employees. The service provider specializes in medical billing, coding, credentialing, bookkeeping, and practice management solutions. When they detected suspicious activity on December 30th, 2020, they shut down all systems, changed passwords and notified authorities but not before the bad guys scooped up data.

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 2.201=Severe

Practicefirst disclosed that patient and employee information has been impacted including birthdates, names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, email addresses and tax identification numbers employee usernames and passwords, bank account information. Other data that may have been stolen is primarily treatment-focused like diagnoses, lab and treatment information, medication information and health insurance identification.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Clients and employees won’t be happy about having this kind of personal information stolen – and neither will the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Health It Security