Hackers Access PHI During Mat-Su Surgical Ransomware Attack

HealthITSecurity

Jessica Davis

Arkansas-based Mat-Su Surgical is notifying 13,146 patients that a hacker accessed their PHI during a ransomware attack in March; a website configuration error and another ransomware attack complete this week’s breach roundup.

Arkansas-based Mat-Su Surgical Associates (MTA) is notifying 13,136 current patients and some current or former patients of Valley Surgical Associates that their protected health information was viewed during a ransomware attack in March.

On March 16, MTA discovered some of its files were encrypted by ransomware and were unable to access their computer system. An investigation was launched with assistance from a third-party forensics team that determined the threat actor gained access to...

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