Puerto Rico: Two hospitals report ransomware incident potentially affecting more than 520,000 patients

Add Bayamón Medical Center and its affiliated Puerto Rico Women And Children’s Hospital to the list of ransomware victims.

On July 19, the hospitals notified HHS and the public of a “recent” security incident that resulted in files being encrypted.  No details were provided as to when this occurred, whether the hospitals paid any ransom, and whether they have fully recovered all patient records.  Nor do they reveal how the ransomware was inserted into the system.

Bayamón Medical Center reported that 422,496 patients were potentially impacted, while Puerto  Rico Women And Children’s Hospital reported that 99,943 patients were potentially affected.

The hospitals’ joint press release appears below:

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