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GHC-SCW Hack: Ransomware Bandits Swipe Users’ Personal Data

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TLDR:

  • Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) experienced a ransomware attack leading to data theft.
  • Ransomware actors stole personal information including names, addresses, social security numbers, and more.

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) recently fell victim to a ransomware attack resulting in unauthorized access and theft of personal information by cybercriminals. The breach, discovered on January 25, 2024, led to stolen protected health information (PHI) such as names, addresses, social security numbers, and more. The healthcare provider promptly reported the incident to the FBI and engaged external experts to secure their systems. Despite the breach, GHC-SCW reassured affected individuals that there is no indication of misuse of the stolen information. They have since enhanced security measures and are working closely with authorities to mitigate potential harm.


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