Ramsey County and Crisp Regional Health Services Affected by Ransomware Attacks

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The County Manager’s Office of Ramsey County, MN has started notifying 8,700 clients of its Family Health Division that some of their personal information has potentially been accessed by unauthorized individuals in a ransomware attack on one of its vendors.

St. Cloud-based Netgain Technology LLC provides technology services to Ramsey County, including an application used by the Family Health Division for documenting home visits. Data within that application was potentially accessed and exfiltrated by threat actors prior to the deployment of ransomware. The application contained information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, dates of service, telephone numbers, account numbers, health insurance information, medical information and, for a small number of individuals, Social Security numbers.

The attack appears to have been...

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