Mission Community Hospital Confirms Recent Ransomware Attack and Possible Data Breach
Updated: Jun 7
RansomHouse, a known ransomware group has added Mission Community Hospital based in Panorama City, California to its victim list. The group claims to have stolen 2.5 TB of data, including a large amount of patient data.
While Mission Community Hospital has confirmed the breach, the hospital continues to investigate the incident and has not yet released a list of compromised data types. If and when Mission confirms that patient data was leaked, the company will be required to begin sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.
Even if you haven't received a data breach notification yet, ACT NOW. It's imperative that you are prepared. You may be compensated up to $25,000, plus an incentive award up to $20,000 if you are the first person to help file the lawsuit, so it's vital that you take action immediately. As a healthcare provider, Mission Community Hospital possesses a large amount of confidential patient data that hackers can use to commit identity theft and other frauds.
On May 31, 2023, databreaches.net reported that RansomHouse, a well-known ransomware group, claimed responsibility for an attack on Mission Community Hospital. The group also provided several files, which serve as proof that the attack occurred.
Subsequently, on June 1, 2023, counsel for Mission Community Hospital released a letter confirming the cyberattack. It's reported that Mission first learned of the issue when it was investigating a network switch failure on May 1, 2023. As the hospital investigated the failure, it found evidence of a compromise. Mission’s continued investigation determined the ransomware group accessed the hospital IT network through vulnerabilities existing in both the network and the VMware environments.
Mission appears to be in the process of finalizing its investigation. The hospital has not yet released which data types may have been impacted. Once Mission Community Hospital confirms that patient data was compromised, it will send out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
About Mission Community Hospital
Mission Community Hospital is a healthcare provider based in Panorama City, California. The hospital is owned by Deanco Healthcare, LLC. Mission Community Hospital has 75 medical/surgical beds, 10 critical care beds, as well as 60 beds for psychiatric care, and serves patients throughout the San Fernando Valley. The majority of Mission Community Hospital’s services are provided to Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Mission Community Hospital employs more than 370 people and generates approximately $50 million in annual revenue.
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