Malware attack causes breach of 134,512 patient records at St. Peter’s in New York

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St. Peters Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018. A malware attack on St. Peters Surgery and Endoscopy Center in New York potentially gave hackers access to 134,512 patient records, which makes it the second-largest breach this year.Its also the largest breach to hit New York state since the breach of more than 3.4 million records of Newkirk Products in 2016.Hackers gained access to St. Peters server on Jan. 8, and the breach was discovered by officials on the same day. Quickly detecting the malware limited the time hackers had access to the server, but the investigation couldnt rule out whether patient data was viewed, accessed or stolen.

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