Ransomware Impacts

LockBit 3.0 Ransomware

HHS, December 12, 2022

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LockBit 3.0 Ransomware

LockBit 3.0 is the newest version of the LockBit ransomware that was first discovered in September 2019. The ransomware family has a history of using the Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model and typically targets organizations that could pay higher ransoms. Historically, this ransomware employs a double extortion technique where sensitive data is encrypted and exfiltrated. The actor requests payment to decrypt data and threatens to leak the sensitive data if the payment is not made.

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HHS warns Royal ransomware threat targeting healthcare providers

SC Media, December 8, 2022

Since the emergence of the human-operated ransomware threat group known as Royal in September, the Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Coordination Center has been made aware of targeted cyberattacks against the healthcare sector.

Royal-based attacks have steadily increased in appearance over the last three months with ransom demands ranging from $250,000 to more than $2 million.

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How a ransomware attack exacerbated St. Michael’s workforce shortage

Becker’s Health IT, December 5, 2022

Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center experienced an October ransomware attack that exacerbated the hospital’s short staffing issues that have been persisting for months, Kitsap Sun reported Dec. 2.

The hospital was a part of the ransomware attack that plagued Chicago-based CommonSpirit facilities, and due to the attack, St. Michael’s had to shut down its Epic EHR system.

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Top Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Healthcare Providers

Gov Info Security, December 3, 2022

With the surge in ransomware and other major hacking incidents affecting third-party suppliers, it is more critical than ever for healthcare sector entities to diligently scrutinize threats and risks involving their vendors, says Denise Anderson, president and CEO of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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