Cyberattackers Hit Data of 80K Fertility Patients

January 7, 2022

Cyberattackers Hit Data of 80K Fertility Patients

Fertility Centers of Illinois’ security measures protected electronic medical records, but the attackers still got at extremely intimate data in admin files.

The protected health information of nearly 80,000 patients of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) may have been pawed over by cyber intruders following a cyberattack.

FCI runs four clinics across Illinois. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights’ data breach site, the breach – reported on Dec. 27 – affected 79,943 people.

Mac McMillan, president and CEO at CynergisTek's interview with HealthITSecurity is quoted discussing the new year, ransomware operators will shift their focus away from encryption and on to data exfiltration.
 
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