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Monthly Breach Deets - ReproSource Ransomware

Weekly Breach Deets - ReproSource Ransomware

For this week's Breach Deets, ReproSource Diagnostics in Massachusetts experienced a ransomware attack and hackers gained access to its operating systems. The security breach happened on August 8, 2021 and the ransomware attack was discovered on August 10, 2021. According to HIPAA Journal, a total of 350,000 patients had been affected.

This cost ReproSource an estimated $5,086,750,according to eRiskHub.

It contained the following PHI:

  • First and last names
  • Email addresses
  • Addresses
  • Health insurance
  • Social security numbers
  • Patient account numbers
  • Medical record numbers
  • Dates of birth

How this could have been prevented

Cyber criminals continue to maximize their profits by exploiting each and every vulnerability. Any small or large ransomware attack can take down a business of any size in a matter of moments. Many times businesses don't get overly concerned about a breach until it happens to them.

  1. Have a good backup, disaster and recovery plan to restore your data to the point just before the ransomware attack
  2. Prepare and educate for every employee about ransomware and other breaches
  3. Install commercial grade firewalls
  4. Keep your security software current and up-to-date

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!