Emergency Services Provider Empress EMS Says Patient Information Was Stolen in a Ransomware Attack


Following a ransomware attack on New York-based ambulance services provider Empress EMS, the personal information of roughly 320,000 individuals was compromised (Emergency Medical Services).

The Yonkers-based organization, founded in 1985, provides emergency transportation and emergency and non-emergency response services to hospitals, private care facilities, and correctional facilities. Empress EMS employs over 200 individuals. Empress EMS disclosed in a data breach notice posted to its website that on July 14, 2022, it detected a ransomware attack that resulted in the encryption of some of its systems.

The subsequent investigation revealed that the attackers gained access to the organization’s network in late May and stole patient information before deploying ransomware on the compromised systems.

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