Raft of Healthcare Breaches Continue

Security Boulevard

George V. Hulme

Attacks targeting healthcare organizations just won’t let up. In early June, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) announced that their IT team identified a limited security breach within a part of the UCSF School of Medicine’s IT environment.

According to an account shared by UCSF on its website, the IT team quarantined a small number of IT systems within the School of Medicine, and claimed to have successfully insulated the attack from the primary network of the UCSF and that there was no indication that patient care was negatively impacted in any way.

However, the ransomware did manage to grab ahold of several systems. “While we stopped the attack as it was occurring, the actors launched malware that encrypted...

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