- Posted by Swinburne Charles
- On December 5, 2016
Top 2016 Hacking Incidents
|Breached Entity||Individuals Affected|
|Banner Health||3.6 million|
|Newkirk Products||3.5 million|
|21st Century Oncology||2.2 million|
|Valley Anesthesiology Consultants||883,000|
|Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic||531,000|
Source: HHSThe incident appears to involve a hacker using the moniker TheDarkOverlord who has in 2016 frequently exfiltrated health data, attempted extortion from the breached health organizations, and posted the stolen information on the dark web, according to the blog Databreaches.net.
Among other healthcare clinics in 2016 that have reportedly been victims of hacker assaults by TheDarkOverlord was Prosthetic & Orthotic Care in Missouri, which in August reported to HHS a hacker incident affecting 23,000 individuals.
A Peachtree Orthopaedics Clinic spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the hacker attack at the organization involved TheDarkOverlord. “We’ll leave accountability [for the incident] to law enforcement,” she said. Since the incident, Peachtree Orthopaedics has taken forensic measures to review the incident and bolster security procedures and policies, she says, declining to disclose details.