IN: Allied Physicians of Michiana report SamSam attack

South Bend Tribune reports:

A local physicians network was the focus of a recent cyberattack that released ransomware into its network.

According to a press release from Allied Physicians of Michiana CEO Shery Roussarie, the company became aware of the cyberattack on Thursday afternoon and immediately took steps to shut down the network in order to protect personal and protected health information of patients.

The company restored its data in a secure format without significant disruption to patients, but an investigation is ongoing to confirm that personal or protected health information wasn’t compromised.

Read more on South Bend Tribune. The statement does not reveal whether any ransom was paid, and if so, how much.  Nor is the incident on HHS’s public breach tool at this time.

An image of the notification was uploaded to the medical practice’s site today:

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