Lehigh Valley Health Network reveals attack by BlackCat

The Morning Call reports:

The Lehigh Valley Health Network has been the target of a cyberattack from a suspected Russian ransomware group.

In a statement issued Monday morning, LVHN President and CEO Brian A. Nester said, “Lehigh Valley Health Network has been the target of a cybersecurity attack by a ransomware gang, known as BlackCat, which has been associated with Russia. As of today, the attack has not disrupted LVHN’s operations. Based on our initial analysis, the attack was on the network supporting one physician practice located in Lackawanna County. We take this very seriously and protecting the data security and privacy of our patients, physicians and staff is critical.”

Read more at The Morning Call.  If BlackCat thought to pressure LVHN by threatening to reveal the attack, LVHN has just taken that off the table by revealing it themselves. There is no notice on BlackCat’s site at this time.

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