University Medical Center says hackers breached data server

June 30, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada hospital confirmed its data servers had been breached after a hacking group posted images of personal information online it apparently acquired in a cyber theft.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that University Medical Center issued a statement confirming that cybercriminals in mid-June accessed a hospital server used to store data and that law enforcement was investigating.

The nonprofit public hospital said there is no evidence that any clinical systems were breached. UMC said it was notifying patients and employees that their personal information may be at risk and will offer identity protection and credit monitoring services.

The newspaper reported the hacking group posted pictures of driver’s licenses, passports and Social Security cards of about half a dozen alleged victims on its website Monday.

Cybersecurity threat analyst Brett Callow says the hacker group claiming responsibility for the breach has been linked to high-profile ransomware cases. He says 32 health care providers have been hit by ransomware attacks this year.