Graham Cluley reports:
Over 20 hospitals in Bucharest have reportedly been impacted by a ransomware attack after cybercriminals targeted an IT service provider. As a consequence medical staff have been forced to use pen-and-paper rather than computer systems.
Romania’s National Cybersecurity Directorate (DNSC) said in a statement that the attackers encrypted hospital data using the Backmydata ransomware – a variant of Phobos.
The DNSC advises not to contact the IT teams at affected hospitals “so they can focus on restoring IT services and data! This is the priority at the moment.”
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