Ransomware attack at Minnesota fertility clinic exposes 3.3k patients' information

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine Minneapolis fell victim to a ransomware attack Oct. 3, which may have compromised some of its patients' protected health information.

CCRM mailed letters to 3,300 potentially affected patients Dec. 1 notifying them of the incident, which may have enabled an unknown, unauthorized third-party to access its server and view patient data. The information exposed included names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, insurance identification numbers and medical records, according to the Star Tribune.

At this time, the fertility clinic does not have any evidence that patients' information was accessed or viewed, and there is no indication of misuse of anyone's information.

Becker's Hospital Review has reached out to The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine Minneapolis for comment. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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