PHI of 38,000 Patients Stolen in Ransomware Attack on Reproductive Biology Associates

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Georgia fertility clinic Reproductive Biology Associates has announced it suffered a ransomware attack in April in which files containing the personal and protected health information of approximately 38,000 patients were exfiltrated by the attackers.

The attackers gained access to a file server containing embryology data on April 7, 2021, and ransomware was used to encrypt files on April 16, 2021. The files contained the PHI of patients of Reproductive Biology Associates and its affiliate My Egg Bank North America, which included full names, addresses, Social Security numbers, laboratory test results, and information related to the handling of human tissue.

The investigation into...

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