Thursday, June 20, 2019

Medical clinic will close because or ransomware; why don't small companies, cities have off-site backups?

A Florida City will pay hackers $60000 in bitcoin to get its computer system back, the Washington Post reports.    We wonder why it didn’t have offsite backups.
The Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom reports that a clinic in Michigan has closed for good after ransomware destroyed its patient records, leaving patients, even recovering from surgery, stranded.  The case is said to be an example of the problems with requiring electronic records, and it sounds like HIPAA security and privacy didn’t work.
One question, why didn’t the doctors have an off-site backup made every day?

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