MA: Sturdy Hospital pays ransom after patient information is stolen
Updated June 1: External counsel for the hospital notified the Maine Attorney General’s Office that this incident resulted in notifications to 42,336 people and that those affected were offered two years of Experian credit and identity monitoring services.
Updated June 3: It seems that on May 28, they notified HHS that they notified 57,379, so now I’m not sure what the correct number is.
Sam LaFrance reports:
Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro said that it paid a ransom to protect stolen patient information.
The hospital confirmed on its website that information was stolen on Feb. 9 when its systems were hacked.
“In exchange for a ransom payment, we obtained assurances that the information acquired would not be further distributed and that it had been destroyed,” the statement said.
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