Ransomware operators breach 40.000+ records from Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

October 3, 2018

The successful SamSam ransomware campaign targeting hospitals and clinics across the United States in the last year is breathing new life into hungry ransomware operators. The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific based in Honolulu, Hawaii is the latest victim in this ongoing play.

On June 30, FDIP reportedly learned it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack that accessed data stored on its servers, including patient records. The ransomware family used to attack the institute was not named.

Patients’ full name, date of birth, home address, account number, diagnosis, or other types of information may have been affected, the institute said. No financial data was compromised as a result of the breach, as the facility does not store such data, the notice said.

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