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Health Practice Settles Ransomware Cyber-Attack HIPAA Violations | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Green Ridge Behavioral Health LLC has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, according to the HHS Wednesday.

After filing a ransomware breach report with the Office of Civil Rights, the Maryland-based mental health practice was found to have potentially violated the
HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules leading up to the cyberattack.

The company allegedly failed to implement security measures to reduce risks and didn’t maintain sufficient monitoring of its health information systems’ activity to protect against a cyber-attack, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

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