After ransomware attack, state’s second-largest health insurer says patient data were stolen

Jessica Bartlett reports:

The second-largest health insurer in Massachusetts said that patient data had been copied and taken from its systems during a recent data breach and that it is notifying patients that their information may have been compromised.

Point32Health, which is the parent company of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, has been actively trying to recover and restore services since it identified the ransomware attack on April 17, which affected systems used to serve members, accounts, brokers, and providers. In ransomware attacks, criminals breach computer networks and lock up digital information until victims pay for its release.

Read more at The Boston Globe.

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