Then a Hacker Began Posting Patients’ Deepest Secrets Online

William Ralston has a piece on Wired to put a human face on what happened to Finnish therapy patients of the Vastaamo clinic.  The Vastaamo hack, extortion attempt, and data dump was one of the worst breaches of 2020 and  an absolute nightmare in terms of a breach exposing personal and sensitive information. And what first appeared to be a horrifying breach became a scandalous breach when it was later learned that an earlier breach had been covered up instead of properly remediated.

Today’s piece by Ralston is not his first piece on the Vastaamo incident but is well worth reading – not only to appreciate the human impact of breaches when the impact can not only be severe but long-lasting, but also because this is one of those incidents that entities should never forget and strive to prevent every day in their own facilities and organizations.

Read the story on Wired.

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