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4 More Healthcare Organizations Announce Patients Affected by Recent Ransomware Attacks

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

In the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, some ransomware gangs such as REvil and Avaddon claimed that they have implemented new rules that require their affiliates to obtain authorization prior to attacking a target, and that attacks on healthcare organizations had been banned. However, many ransomware-as-a-service operations have not implemented restrictions and healthcare providers are still being targeted. Recently, 4 more healthcare organizations have been confirmed as falling victim to attacks.

San Diego Family Care
San Diego Family Care (SDFC) in California has confirmed it has been affected by a ransomware attack in December 2020. SDFC and its business associate Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP) were impacted by...

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