Information stolen from Athens Orthopedic Clinic includes names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and telephone numbers. Some patient records also included diagnoses and bits of medical history.
Earlier this summer, HHS released guidance on how providers should respond to ransomware attacks. You can find those guidelines, including advice to contact the FBI and Secret Service immediately, at this link: http://www.aha.org/content/16/160620cybersecransomware.pdf
Does your hospital have a plan to respond to ransomware attacks? How would you handle it on social media?