Health Data

Hackers demand ransom payments from patients of Florida provider

MacKenzie Garrity reports: Patients of Richard Davis, MD, have reported that they have received ransom demands from a cybercriminal who threatens to release their public information if they don’t pay the demand. Dr. Davis is the owner of The Center for Facial Restoration in Miramar, Fla. In November, he discovered that his server had...

College Athlete Recruiting Software Exposed Students’ Medical Info, Grades

Joseph Cox reports: Front Rush, a technology company that provides services to college athletics programs, exposed a server containing more than 700,000 files to the open internet, including college athletes’ medical records, performance reports, driver licenses, and other personal information. Front Rush works with over 30,000 coaches and 9,500 teams according to its website. The...

btyDental notifies patients after ransomware attack

bty Dental in Anchorage, Alaska suffered a ransomware attack that they discovered on November 17. The ransomware impacted some of their servers, including the possibility that patients’ names and x-ray images might have been accessed. But the good news is what couldn’t have been accessed. As the practice explains in their notice: After examining...

CA: Enloe targeted by ransomware attack and elective procedures delayed

I missed this one when it was first published.  Ashley Gardner reported on January 3:  Enloe Medical Center was targeted by a ransomware attack on Tuesday that caused the hospital to reschedule some elective procedures. According to hospital officials, data stored on the hospital’s network was encrypted, preventing staff from accessing the information. Read...