Healthcare management company pays ransom weeks before cybergang disrupted

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

PeakTPA, a company that manages the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly claims for Medicare and Medicaid users, paid a ransom to cybergang Netwalker weeks before global law enforcement officials disrupted the gang.

PeakTPA was recently involved in a data breach that affected more than 50,000 patients after Netwalker stole records from their cloud servers.

In a breach notification provided to...

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