Spine Care Practice Pays Ransom, Regains IT Systems

Health Data Management, 5 October 2016
Author: Joseph Goedert
“New Jersey Spine Center, with six sites, recently reported that it paid a ransom payment to hackers to regain control of its information systems after a ransomware attack. The attack, using the CryptoWall ransom virus, occurred on July 27, according to a notification letter to patients from the organization, which operates six locations serving northern and central New Jersey. Compromised patient information included medical and demographic data and, in some cases, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and account information.”
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