Monday, March 24, 2014

Hospital hit by screen-grab Trojan that attempted to steal 5,400 patient records

A US hospital has admitted suffering a mysterious malware attack that grabbed screenshots containing the personal data of 5,400 patients from hospital PCs before hiding them in an encrypted folder for probable transmission to criminals.
In a statement, the small Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs Colorado said that it had discovered the attack in January 2014, after which a third-party forensics firm identified the malware as a screen grabber that stored the data in an encrypted cache.
Each of the 5,400 patients whose details has been accessed was allotted a sub-folder, inside of which were grabs revealing different amounts of personal data including addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, credit card data, patient numbers and discharge dates, the hospital said.

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