In a statement published on May 28, 2021, Sturdy Memorial Hospital of Massachusetts announced they had been victims of a ransomware attack. The hospital stated they identified a security incident on February 9, 2021, and through an investigation determined an unauthorized party gained access to the hospital’s systems. The hospital also stated they paid a ransom in order to secure any stolen data and obtained assurances the data would not be further distributed. The hospital notified patients of the incident and said the stolen data included names, contact information – including address and phone number, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, Driver’s License numbers or other government issued identification numbers, financial account numbers, routing numbers and/or bank names, credit card numbers and security codes, Medicare Health Insurance Claim numbers, medical history information, treatment or diagnosis information, procedure or diagnosis codes, prescription information, provider names, medical record numbers, Medicare/Medicaid numbers, health insurance information, and / or treatment cost information.
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