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Ransomware gang threatens 1m-plus medical record leak

The Register, September 14, 2022

Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate cybercriminals continue to put medical clinics and hospitals firmly in their crosshairs.

Daixin Team has taken credit for a September 1 assault on Texas-based OakBend Medical Center, causing a shutdown of the organization’s communication and IT systems as well as exfiltrating internal data.

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Texas hospital hit by ransomware attack

Becker’s Health IT, September 12, 2022

Richmond, Texas-based OakBend Medical Center is notifying patients that it was the target of a ransomware attack on Sept. 1.

In a notice on its website, the Texas medical center said it took all systems offline, placed them in lockdown mode and referred the attack to the FBI, CYD and Fort Bend County’s cybersecurity team to investigate the incident.

Read full Becker’s Health IT article.

Aaron Weismann on ransomware attacks

Becker’s Health IT, September 12, 2022

Ransomware and other cyberattacks are part of our world, and health system CIOs need to be prepared for them.

Aaron Weismann, chief information security officer at Main Line Health system in Radnor Township, Pa., stopped by the “Becker’s Healthcare Digital Health + Health IT” podcast to discuss ransomware attacks.

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