Malware

Second entity in Mobile, Alabama hit with ransomware

Nicole Fierro reports that in addition to the Springhill Medical Center, steel Blastech Mobile has also been crippled by a ransomware attack.  According to an employee interviewed by NBC: “They actually told us we’ve been cyber attacked and somebody has money held over our CEO’s head,” they said, adding “I don’t know the exact...

Puerto Rico: Two hospitals report ransomware incident potentially affecting more than 520,000 patients

Add Bayamón Medical Center and its affiliated Puerto Rico Women And Children’s Hospital to the list of ransomware victims. On July 19, the hospitals notified HHS and the public of a “recent” security incident that resulted in files being encrypted.  No details were provided as to when this occurred, whether the hospitals paid any ransom,...