On February 18, 2019, The Southeastern Council Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SCADD) discovered certain disruptions in its network. Upon which, it conducted an internal review and found out that its systems were infected with ransomware.
What is the impact?
The ransomware attack has compromised certain personal information of patients. SCADD has notified 25, 148 patients about the incident.
What information was compromised?
The ransomware infected systems contained patients information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, as well as medical history and treatment information.
What was the immediate action taken?
“The confidentiality, privacy, and security of information is one of SCADD’s highest priorities and the organization takes this matter seriously. To date, SCADD has not received any reports that personal information has been misused as a result of this incident,” the security notice read.