Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

October 5, 2018

Chiropractors may not be regarded as full-blown medical doctors, but hackers don’t discriminate when targeting the health sector, as one chiropractor in Tillamook, Oregon will tell you.

A report published by local publication Tillamook County Pioneer reveals that on August 3rd, 2018, during an internal security audit, Tillamook Chiropractic Clinic learned its systems harbored carefully crafted malware for more than two years.

“On May 24, 2016, malware was installed on the primary insurance billing system, which hackers then used as a staging area to collect patient records, including patient full name, any diagnoses, lab results, medications, home address(es), work address(es), phone number(s), driver’s license, date of birth, social security numbers (for Medicare patients only), insurance billing information, bank routing numbers & account numbers, as well as employee payroll data,” according to the notice.

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