On September 24, Karakurt threat actors added Yakima Valley Radiology PC to their leak site. Their listing claimed that they acquired 9.31 GB of files including “financial reports, client lists with contacts, list of patients for 15 years (212579 rows), a database of social security numbers (including staff, doctors) with 766000 rows.”
Karakurt did not provide any screenshots as proof of claims.
Yakima Valley Radiology did not respond to a phone message left for them last week by DataBreaches inquiring about Karakurt’s claims, and their website does not provide any email contact for inquiries.
Because their website indicated association with Multicare.org, DataBreaches reached out to Multicare to inquire about the claimed attack.
Multicare’s first emailed response was:
MultiCare looked into the alleged breach and took the appropriate precautions to ensure that our patient data and infrastructure were not compromised in any way. MultiCare takes our responsibility to protect the sensitive information entrusted to our organization very seriously.
Unsure of what that actually meant in terms of Yakima Valley Radiology, DataBreaches wrote back and asked for a clearer statement about Yakima. Their second respond was definitely clearer:
We cannot comment on anything that occurred at Yakima Valley Radiology as they are a 3rd party provider. We can confirm that neither Yakima Valley Memorial nor MultiCare Health System experienced a direct breach.
So Karakurt didn’t respond to inquiries and Yakima Valley Radiology hasn’t responded and there is nothing on their site to indicate any problem. But it is almost 60 days since this attack was listed on Karakurt. If there was an attack, then it may be more than 60 days since that attack (assuming Karakurt didn’t add them to their leak site immediately). And if patient data was involved as Karakurt claims, notification should have been made to both patients and HHS, or should be made within the next week.
DataBreaches will continue to monitor for any updates to this situation, and will update this post if either Karakurt or Yakimma Valley Radiology respond to inquiries.
If any reader has received notification from Yakima Valley Radiology about a breach, please consider forwarding a copy to DataBreaches.