Ransomware Impacts

Additional Healthcare Firms Disclose Impact From Netgain Ransomware Attack

Security Week, January 17, 2022

Healthcare providers Caring Communities and Entira Family Clinics are warning patients that their personal information may have been exposed in a data breach that hit tech vendor Netgain Technology more than a year ago.

In late November 2020, Netgain, which provides managed IT services to organizations in sectors such as accounting, healthcare, and legal, fell victim to a ransomware attack that also resulted in the compromise of customer data.

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‘Lock it down and piss people off’: How quick thinking stopped a ransomware attack from crippling a Florida hospital

Erie News Now, January 16, 2022

It was approaching midnight on Sunday and the head of IT at a Florida hospital had a problem.

The emergency room of Jackson Hospital, a 100-bed facility on Florida’s panhandle, called to report that it couldn’t connect to the charting system that doctors use to look up patients’ medical histories. Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital’s IT director, soon realized that the charting software, which was maintained by an outside vendor, was infected with ransomware and that he didn’t have much time to keep the computer virus from spreading.

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SecurityWeek Cyber Insights 2022: Ransomware

Security Week, January 10, 2022

Ransomware has grown from humble beginnings as threat-based scams to a worldwide criminal phenomenon. It has been a continuous process of extortion refinement, with criminals adapting their behavior to maximize their financial return. This evolutionary process will continue.

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