Sound Generations Encounters Two Ransomware Attacks Impacting More Than 100,000 Persons

Sound Generations based in Seattle, WA, has reported that unauthorized people have acquired access to its internal networks and have utilized ransomware for file encryption.

Sound Generations is a not-for-profit organization that assists senior adults and adults with handicaps to get free to inexpensive healthcare solutions. The organization is the biggest supplier of comprehensive services for senior adults throughout King County, WA.

Based on the substitute breach notification letter published on its webpage, unauthorized persons acquired access to its systems and encrypted information on July 18, 2021 and September 18, 2021. In the two incidents, the unauthorized access was immediately blocked and a third-party forensics company investigated the two incidents to find out the nature and extent of the security breaches; nevertheless, it cannot be determined whether any protected health information (PHI) was seen or acquired by the attackers.

An internal analysis of the breached systems affirmed that the PHI of 103,576 persons was saved on the impacted systems. That data included demographic data and health data, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, and if a person has medical insurance. Health histories and health problems might have been compromised if that data was given to Sound Generations and people who took part in the EnhanceFitness program might likewise have had their medical insurance number compromised.

Sound Generations stated it has gotten no report that any of the data located on its systems were utilized by any individual to commit fraudulence, however, all impacted persons need to exercise care and keep track of their accounts and explanation of benefits statements for indications of fraudulent activity.

Sound Generations states it has considerably improved its cybersecurity settings because of the latest attacks.