Two specialty healthcare firms, one in Pennsylvania and the other in Texas, were both targeted with ransomware in Q2 2022. Both recently reported these breaches in January 2023; data theft from these attacks may have affected nearly 600,000 people. The first attack was reported on January 10 by a Pennsylvania based non-profit, Wilkes-Barre. The second was reported on January 17th and was suffered by a Texas based home care provider, Home Care Providers of Texas. Both of the incidents were reported to the attorney general’s office of their respective locations. The incidents follow a growing trend of ransomware criminals hitting a widening range of different types of healthcare providers and their vendors, including smaller and specialty entities.
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