List of Healthcare Organizations Hit By Ransomware Attack Grows

Hospitals and health systems nationwide report data breaches linked to ransomware attack on CaptureRx

By Dan Hounsell

Healthcare is one of the industries most affected by tracked ransomware incidents, second only to education, and the impact of ransomware on bottom lines — the average initial ransomware demand was $4,583,090, according to a recent report — is bringing more scrutiny on the need for strong healthcare IT defenses.

In the latest ransomware incident, a growing list of hospitals and health systems across the United States are reporting data breaches linked to a ransomware attack on CaptureRx, a San Antonio, Texas, health IT company that helps hospitals manage their 340B drug programs, according to Becker’s Hospital Review

Among them:

  • Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, an affiliate of Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System, has begun notifying more than 17,000 patients that their protected health information had been exposed in the CaptureRx breach.
  • CaptureRx said it discovered unusual activity in some files on its IT systems in February. The files contained protected health information of patients at Faxton St. Luke's and other providers.

May 11, 2021

Topic Area: Information Technology

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