OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, TX is scrambling to deal with a ransomware attack by a group calling itself Daixin Team. As reported by the online tech news publication The Register, the attack initially shut down the hospital’s communication and IT systems and “stole” more than 1 million patient records. It’s unclear what the group’s demands or intentions are, though they’ve threatened to release a “full leak” of the data. The threat of cyber crime is constant in every healthcare setting, including urgent care. The best prevention is awareness, as noted in the JUCM article, Education Is Key to Avoiding Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Crime. It’s available now in our archive.
Patient Records Have Been Taken Hostage at a Texas Hospital. Ensure Your System Is Secure