Ransomware Attack on Medicaid Billing Service Provider Impacts 116,000 Individuals

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Timberline Billing Service, LLC, a Des Moines, IA-based Medicaid billing company, has suffered a ransomware attack that resulted in the encryption and theft of data.

An investigation into the attack revealed an unknown individual gained access to its systems between February 12, 2020 and March 4, 2020 and deployed ransomware. Prior to the encryption of files, some information was exfiltrated from its systems.

Timberline’s clients include around 190 schools in Iowa. School districts in the state that have been impacted by the breach have now been notified. It is currently unclear exactly how many schools were affected and if the breach was limited to schools in Iowa. Timberline also has offices in Kansas and Illinois.

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