It would have been more interesting if a Mclaren representative had talked in an interview about how they asked not to publish the stolen data and skillfully wanted to cover up the fact that their network had been hacked. Mclaren were preparing a way out and ended up devaluing the sensitive data of 2.5 million of their patients. Protecting the privacy and interests of your customers is nothing more than lip service. Maclaren Your security is at an all-time low, and we’ve proven it to you. Our backdoor is still running on your network, you decided to play with us, we have a great sense of humor too, and we know how to have fun.” See you again…….
But there have been other victims, too. Here are some of their other attacks on the medical sector with updates:
AlphV listed Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, claiming to have 260 GB of files, some of which were already leaked, according to their site:
Data: 1. Personal data 2. Finance 3. HR 4. Sharepoint (2TB) 5. Marketing 6. Other files Part 1: DONE Part 2: UPLOAD (await) Part 3: UPLOAD (await)
The data may have been acquired on or about September 7.
There is nothing on Prestige Care’s website about any data breach or public leak of data.
AlphV’s listing for Pain Care Specialists, previously reported, also remains on AlphV’s site. A check of the Oregon site revealed yet another “maintenance” note, suggesting that they were still attempting to recover:
There is no notice on their site informing patients of any data breach or leak of protected health information. [NOTE: post-publication, DataBreaches received a note from AlphV that they are leaking all data from this victim today.]
AlphV added Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics to their leak site on August 30. The proof of claims showed protected health information and other personally identifiable information. On September 5, they leaked 126 GB of data, writing:
In light of the refusal by representatives of BPO company to engage in negotiations, we have decided to release the entire dataset. Within this dataset, you can find numerous Medical Records, passports, SSNs, and IDs of both patients and employees. Enjoy!
Now more than a month after the first listing, there is still nothing on their site to alert patients to any breach.
While HIPAA does not specifically mandate notifying patients immediately if their information has been dumped on the internet for everone to grab and potentially misuse, DataBreaches continues to urge entities to issue prompt alerts so patients can assess their risk and take steps to porotect themselves.
Update: On October 5, Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics posted a statement on its website. It makes no mention of protected health information being leaked on the dark web.
Update: On October 6, Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics notified HHS that 48,459 patients were affected. So thousands of patients may not know that their data was leaked?