Magnolia Pediatrics and Accents on Health Suffer Ransomware Attacks

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Prairieville, LA-based Magnolia Pediatrics is notifying 12,861 patients that some of their protected health information has potentially been compromised in a ransomware attack that occurred on or around March 26, 2020.

The ransomware attack was investigated by its IT vendor, LaCompuTech, which determined only its master boot record had been affected and patient information had not been accessed, encrypted or exported by the attackers. The IT vendor determined a HIPAA breach had not occurred and the incident therefore did not need to be reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and notification letters to patients were not warranted.

However, OCR informed Magnolia Pediatrics on September 11, 2020 that...

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