Michigan ENT Practice Shuts Down Due to Ransomware

By Jonathan Krasner, HIPAA Secure Now!

Brookside ENT in Michigan will permanently close its doors on April 30, because they suffered a ransomware attack and refused to pay the ransom. All their files were lost.

Thousands of patients lost their records in this breach, due to a lack of proper cybersecurity and HIPAA controls. Attempts to recover their records may cost thousands of dollars, disrupt their medical care, and, at this very moment, their records may be for sale on the dark web.

The simple lesson? IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.


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