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Ransomware affects data of 85,000 patients from Grays Harbor

Data of more than 85,000 patients may have been compromised by a ransomware attack affecting Grays Harbor Community Hospital and its Harbor Medical Group practice.

On June 15, hospital personnel discovered that databases containing health records were encrypted by software to block access to a computer system until a ransom payment was made. The attack was sophisticated—the 107-bed hospital had encrypted its data, but the attacker placed additional coding on top of the hospital’s encryption.

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