Ransomware Attacks Reported by North Shore Pain Management & Florida Orthopaedic Institute

HIPAA Planet

North Shore Pain Management (NSPM) in Massachusetts has started notifying 12,472 patients that some of their protected health information has been stolen by hackers. The breach was detected on April 21, 2020 and the investigation confirmed that the attackers first gained access to its systems on April 16, 2020.

The substitute breach notice on the NSPM website does not provide details about the nature of the attack, but Emsisoft and databreaches.net both reported the incident as a ransomware attack involving AKO ransomware. The gang responsible for the attack dumped 4GB of data stolen in the attack on their Tor site when the ransom demand was not paid.

The dumped files contain...

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