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Largest Healthcare Data Breaches in April 2019

Remote Desktop ProtocolAccording to the HIPAA Journal, two 100,000+ record data breaches were reported in April 2019. The largest breach of the month was reported by the business associate Doctors Management Services – A ransomware attack that exposed the records of 206,695 patients.

The ransomware was initiated 7 months after the attacker had first gained access to its systems. Accessibility was gained via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

The second largest data breach was reported by the healthcare provider Centrelake Medical Group. The breach resulted in the exposure of 197,661 patients’ PHI and was also a ransomware attack that blocked patients from accessing their information. It has been found the attacker had been exploring the network prior to deploying the malicious software.

Data-Fast Solutions can prevent these malicious attacks with additional security measures.

RIO 5-31-19

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