Ransomware Attacks: The Data Integrity Issues

January 7, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Data integrity issues can arise in the wake of a ransomware attack. Case in point: A California podiatrist practice hit by ransomware reports that patient files were possibly "altered" or "corrupted."

In a notification statement, the Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee, which has locations in Monterey and Salinas, reports that on Oct. 29, 2018, the practice was "the victim of a ransomware attack which resulted in the unauthorized alteration and potential corruption of their medical files, including patient personal information." The statement adds that "there is no evidence suggesting that personal or medical information was viewed or exfiltrated."

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