Planned Parenthood Los Angeles maternity medical center in California (USA) recently warned that hackers installed malware on the center’s computers between October 9 and 17, targeting files contains the patient’s name and possibly address, insurance information, medical information including medical procedures they may have undergone. However, there is currently no indication that such information is being used “for fraudulent purposes”.
|Hackers have installed malware on the computers of the Planned Parenthood maternity medical center in Los Angeles, USA.|
“Patients are encouraged to review all statements from health care providers or health insurance companies, and to contact them immediately if charges appear for services they are not aware of. use,” the Los Angeles branch of Planned Parenthood said in a statement.
According to experts, the attack involves ransomware, software that hackers can use to keep a target from gaining access to their own computer until they pay. ransom. Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles did not immediately say whether any ransom had been paid. The attack is still under investigation.
It is notable that the announcement by Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles comes a day before the US Supreme Court hears arguments that could potentially affect whether abortion rights nationwide have been overturned. are not. The historic 1973 ruling “Roe v. Wade” (Roe v. Wade) legalized abortion across the United States. The 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey reaffirmed the right to abortion and that prohibited laws placed an “undue burden” on access to abortion.
It is known that hackers posted online the names and other information about hundreds of employees of Planned Parenthood’s maternity medical center in 2015.