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Weekly Breach Deets - McAllen Surgical Center Ransomware

What is Ransomware?

McAllen Surgical Specialty Center experienced a ransomware attack when hackers first accessed certain computers and servers and deployed ransomware. According to HIPAA Journal, a total of 29,227 patients in Texas had been compromised. This cost McAllen Surgical Specialty Center an estimated $2,944,165, according to eRiskHub.

It contained the following protected health information:

  • First and last names
  • Dates of service 
  • Health insurance information
  • Social security numbers
  • Medical record numbers
  • Addresses

If you have questions about ransomware and how serious it is, you won't want to miss this video from Forbin's Jesse Farris, our Director of Business Technology. He explains the best ways to prevent ransomware attacks and keep your company protected. 

VGM Forbin would be happy to consult you on security software and other ransomware security needs for your facility. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a free consultation with our experts today!