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Wheeling Health Right, Inc. announced that the organization’s personal information has been compromised

Exploit: Ransomware

Wheeling Health Right Inc.: Healthcare Non-Profit

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 1.867 = Severe

Wheeling Health Right Inc (WHR), a United Way medical services non-profit, announced that on January 18, 2022, the organization was the victim of a “sophisticated cyberattack”, likely ransomware, that encrypted its systems as well as giving the threat actors access to protected patient health information. The organization is working with a technology services provider to decrypt the data as well as add other safeguards, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Individual Risk: 1.772 = Severe

Information that may have been accessed includes full name, postal address, email address, phone number, driver’s license number, medical record number, Social Security number. tax information, income information, and other health information about patients who applied for or received services from WHR.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business This isn’t a problem that any medical facility can afford with high HIPAA penalties, especially a non-profit.

Source: pr newswire