MedStar Health Cardiology Associates, (“MedStar Cardiology”) affiliated with MedStar Health, which was recently in the news for a ransomware attack, discovered that an employee sent protected health information of 907 patients to a personal email account.

The information contained in the email included the patients’ names, dates of birth, health insurance ID numbers, and some

MedStar Health has announced that it has shut down its electronic medical record system after confirming that it has been struck with malware.

MedStar indicated that it doesn’t yet know whether the virus is ransomware similar to other recent attacks against health care entities, but that no protected health information has been compromised. MedStar, which