In June 2019, Quantum Vision Centers revealed that its systems containing Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients were infected with ransomware. The compromised files included information such as names, dates of birth, addresses, health insurance information, and Social Security numbers.
On April 18, 2019, Quantum Vision Centers noticed that unauthorized hackers accessed its network and injected malware, which encrypted some of its sensitive files. As soon as the attack occurred, the eyecare center hired a cybersecurity firm to assist with the breach. The firm was unable to determine if the hackers were able to steal the personal data or if it was only encrypted.
Quantum Vision Centers is in the process of recovering data from backups. It has notified all the affected patients regarding the breach and is also offering free credit monitoring services to these patients for one year. Impacted individuals have also been advised to monitor their bank account statements closely for any suspicious activity.
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Generates real-time alerts when an attempted ransomware attack is detected. The main indicator of a potential ransomware attack is an unusual amount of changes to files and folders. DataSecurity Plus monitors the frequency of file modifications by each user and issues alerts whenever the number of modifications crosses a specified threshold within a set period of time. Every alert includes the username, source, date, and time of the incident along with other parameters that pave the way for further investigation. Download our free Ransomware Prevention Kit.
Offers a customizable and automated response system to quarantine ransomware attacks. DataSecurity Plus uses a built-in ransomware detection and response mechanism to lock down infected devices and prevent ransomware from spreading to storage devices or network systems. You can also set up your own automated responses, like the execution of a custom script file, to quickly respond to ransomware attack alerts.
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