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Ransomware Recovery: Don't Make Matters Worse


Breach Preparedness , Breach Response , Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Ransomware Recovery: Don't Make Matters Worse The Impact of Missteps Can Be Substantial Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • September 5, 2018

A recent incident involving a chronic care management company spotlights how paying a ransom to recover decryption keys from ransomware attackers can put sensitive data at additional risk.

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Jupiter, Fla.-based Health Management Concepts - which also is known as HMC Healthworks - learned on July 16 that data on a server used to share files with its clients had been infected by ransomware, according to a notification letter it sent to the New Hampshire state attorney general.

"When HMC learned about the incident, it took immediate steps to decrypt the files, provision a new server, begin an investigation and, through counsel, engage a leading forensic firm," the notification letter...(continued)

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