Malware Attack exposes Patient Data at Infertility Clinic
Who: Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Associates
# of Accounts Breached: Undetermined
When it happened: December 5, 2018
What happened: A malware attack from an Email opened in December may have exposed the personal information of its clients.
How it happened: An infertility clinic in Woodbury announced Friday that it was the target of a malware attack in December that may have exposed the personal information of its clients. Information included Personal information, such as names, addresses, dates of birth, health insurance information, treatment information and, for donors only, Social Security numbers
Outcome: Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Associates said in a press release that the malware was discovered Dec. 5. The company hired computer forensics experts, who removed the malware and sought to determine how the incident occurred and if the information had been accessed. The company has put up an additional firewall, required changes to user credentials and passwords, implemented another layer of security and provided additional staff training regarding information security.