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9 health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month

Becker's Hospital Review

Katie Adams

Here are the healthcare provider malware, ransomware and phishing incidents Becker's Hospital Review reported during August.

Watertown, N.Y.-based Samaritan Medical Center was able to bring its main computer system back online after taking it down for three weeks following a malware attack.

Springfield, Mass.-based Behavioral Health Network recently began notifying 129,571 patients of a May malware attack that may have exposed their protected health information.

The HHS security breach database reported 657,392 individuals within the Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health Foundation database were affected by a security breach at Blackbaud, which hosts the foundation's fundraising database.

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