‘Practice Resources’, latest organization to experience a ransomware attack

by | Sep 12, 2022 | Healthcare Industry News

Practices Resources experienced a ransomware assault on April 12, 2022. The service provider started a forensic investigation right away after learning of the compromise, according to the breach notification letter sent to the California Attorney General. Practice Resources conducted an investigation to ascertain the specifics of the ransomware assault and to establish which personal data had been susceptible to illegal access. According to the findings of the investigation, the hackers might have acquired data such as full names, treatment dates, addresses, health plan numbers, and medical record numbers. Practice Resources were unable to locate any information misuse notwithstanding the conclusion.

Following the discovery of the attack, and on behalf of 28 healthcare clients, the service provider sent breach notification letters to all those affected by the incident. To reduce the risk of harm, the letter outlined the steps impacted persons should take to protect their identity, credit, and personal information. The steps suggested several actions including getting in touch with the national credit-reporting agencies right away to add a fraud alert statement to a credit file, closely watching bills and credit card statements, and getting in touch with the Federal Trade Commission for consumer support and educational materials regarding identity theft and privacy issues. Practice Resources is also providing free credit monitoring and identity theft prevention services to everyone whose PHI was compromised. Included in the breach notification was the full list of healthcare entities that were affected by the attack. The list is as follows:

  • Achieve Physical Therapy
  • CNY Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Community Memorial Hospital
  •  Crouse Health Hospital
  • Crouse Medical Practice
  • Family Care Medical Group
  •  Fitness Forum Physical Therapy
  • FLH Medical
  • Greece Dermatological Associates
  • Guidone Physical Therapy
  • Hamilton Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Helendale Dermatological and Medical Spa
  • Kudos Medical
  • Laboratory Alliance of Central New York
  • Liverpool Physical Therapy
  • Michael J Paciorek,
  • Nephrology Associates of Watertown
  • Nephrology Hypertension Associates of CNY
  • Orthopedics East
  • Salvation Army, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Surgical Care West
  • Syracuse Endoscopy Associates
  • Syracuse Gastroenterological Associates
  • Syracuse Pediatrics
  • Tully Physical Therapy
  • Upstate Community Medical

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