It seems that the list of companies that have fallen victims of the attack carried out against her Blackbaud there is no end. As announced by Texas Children's Hospital, the personal data of some of his patients have been stolen by malicious agents.
The children's hospital said Blackbaud, which hosts database of his donations, informed the health organization about the issue on 16 July.
Η attack resulted in unauthorized access to the Blackbaud system between 7 February and 20 March.
According to the hospital, the attackers "snatched a copy of a subset of data related to many Blackbaud customers, including a backup of the hospital donor database." Blackbaud confirmed that the copy had been destroyed and immediately took steps to stop the attack and secure the systems her.
The hospital also said Blackbaud had no evidence or reason to believe that hackers have kept a copy of the donor database.
Just learned about it infringement, the hospital launched an investigation. He found that some fields in the database may contain patient names, dates of birth, service department, treating physician and / or limited clinical information.
The attack did not include access to medical systems, electronic health records or financial records. Social security numbers or patients' financial information were also not leaked.
The children's hospital announced on Monday that it had sent letters to those patients affected by the attack.
He also advised patients to be careful with the statements they receive from healthcare providers if they see services they did not receive.
The hospital said it was taking steps to reduce the risk of an event like this happening again in the future and to protect its patients' information. The IT team is now looking at what best practices the organization needs to follow to keep the data safe.