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Increased Ransomware Attacks and Phase 2 HIPAA Audits: Two Closely-Related Issues for Long Term Care Providers

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Long Term Care (LTC) facilities are increasingly targeted by criminals who seek to profit by infecting LTC computer systems with ransomware. Ransomware is a type of software that restricts access to infected computer systems by encrypting data, even across multiple servers. It can be impossible to decrypt those files without the encryption key. Criminals then demand payment of a ransom in exchange for the encryption key.

View the full article (PDF) to learn more about the increasing threat of cyber-attacks on LTC and other health care providers, and Phase 2 of HIPAA audits to assess compliance with the Privacy, Security and Data Breach Notification Rules.

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For more information, please contact the Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team and the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Lane Powell:

206.223.7000 Seattle
503.778.2100 Portland