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Alabama Dental Offices Closed for Two Weeks After Cyber Attack

A July cyber attack on Sarrell Dental in Alabama forced a two-week closure of its 17 clinics.

Sarrell, a non-profit healthcare provider for children, operates the largest dental services network in the state. The attackers initially seemed to seek only ransom demands, but forensic results were inconclusive on any PHI data ex-filtration.

"The parts of the system that were potentially accessed by the attackers were discovered to contain protected health information"

This is yet another example of patients losing access to healthcare while the provider reels from the devastation of an attack.

The costs of a healthcare data breach can be enormous, measured in patient health, financial loss and reputational damage.

INFIMA's Partners actively engage healthcare teams to eliminate network vulnerabilities arising from human error.

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Original article here.
[https://www.hipaajournal.com/391472-patients-impacted-by-sarrell-dental-ransomware-attack/]

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.