Professional Dermatology Care in Reston, Va., is notifying about 13,237 patients after suffering a ransomware attack in June.

The practice discovered the breach on its network server on June 27; the attack turned out to be a ransomware incursion that encrypted patient data. “PDC believes the criminals’ motive was to extract money from the company in order to decrypt data, rather than for the misuse of patient data,” according to a letter to patients.

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