Ransomware: Home Health Firm Reports 2nd Cloud Vendor Incident

Gov Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

A home healthcare company says a data breach affecting more than 753,000 patients, employees and former workers stems from a ransomware attack on its private cloud hosted by managed service providers. The company reported a similar incident 15 months ago.

Lake Success, New York-based Personal Touch Holding Corp., which operates about 30 Personal Touch Home Care subsidiaries in about a dozen states, says it discovered on Jan. 27 that "it experienced a cybersecurity attack on the private cloud hosted by its managed service providers."

The notification statement does not name the vendors involved.

A breach notification report filed with the Maine attorney general's office notes that...

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