Healthcare Finance News June 14, 2024
Susan Morse

System access was gained via a worker who accidentally downloaded a malicious file, according to the health system.

The Ascension ransomware attacker was able to gain access to its systems by a worker who accidentally downloaded a malicious file believed to be legitimate, according to the health system.

“We have no reason to believe this was anything but an honest mistake,” Ascension said in a cybersecurity event update. “Importantly, we have no evidence that data was taken from our Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other clinical systems, where our full patient records are securely stored.”

However, the attacker or attackers were able to access files that may have contained Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information for certain...

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