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Ransomware gang threaten medical record leak


Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate that cybercriminals have not forgotten about the medical industry. As a high value target, gangs have repeatedly targeted hospitals, healthcare companies and national infrastructure. And this month, the Texas-based Oakbend Medical Centre shut down its entire IT system after an attack. A gang claimed responsibility, saying it had stolen over a million sensitive, personal data records. It then threatened to leak the data, along with staff information. Similarly, a Pennsylvania healthcare provider suffered a ransomware attack in the days following, announcing that 75,000 patient records were lost. It is not yet clear how much ransom the attackers are trying to extort.