Maffi Clinics, a chain of plastic surgery clinics in the United States, is notifying patients about a ransomware incident that briefly affected its systems. Unlike most cases involving ransomware, though, this one didn’t leave a scar, illustrating the power of strong security protocols.
According to the breach notice, Maffi encountered “unusual activity” on one of its servers in September last year. The chain immediately instated its incident response plan and shut down its systems to eliminate the chance of any malware spreading through its systems. As it turned out, the administrators’ hunch was correct: the clinic had just received a dose of ransomware.