Indiana medical center alerts 106K patients of ransomware attack

An April ransomware attack on Evansville, Ind.-based Talley Medical Surgical Eyecare Associates' network server and EHR system may have compromised 106,000 patient records, according to Spam Fighter.

Personal information of patients and former and current employees that may have been affected by the cyberattack includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers as well as diagnosis and treatment information.

Talley Medical regained control of the data and said it did not find any evidence that any files with personal information were accessed or removed, according to the publication. Additional electronic devices that were affected by the ransomware include laptop, desktop and email.

The medical center hired a third-party security firm to review its security protocols to prevent future cyberattack incidents, according to the report.

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