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2 More Attacks on Hospitals


Leaders at UC San Diego Health released a notice on July 27 that they “recently experienced a security event involving unauthorized access to some employee email accounts.”

According to ZDNet, “From December 2, 2020 to April 8, 2021, hackers had access to data including names, addresses, claims information, laboratory results, medical diagnosis and conditions, Medical Record Numbers and other medical identifiers, prescription information, treatment information, medical information, Social Security numbers, government identification numbers, payment card numbers or financial account numbers and security codes, student ID numbers, and usernames and passwords.”

ZDNet also reported that “In an FAQ attached to the notice, the hospital said it discovered suspicious activity on March 12 but it took until April 8 for its security team to officially identify it as ‘a security matter.’”

Second Story

Companywide email and online medical record keeping are all a part of the self-imposed network shutdown at Eskenazi Health.

Eskenazi Spokesperson Tom Surber said they decided to shut down their network after detecting an attempted ransomware attack Wednesday morning.

Since then, any ambulances that would have headed toward the Eskenazi emergency room are now being diverted to other hospital


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