Update: Colosseum Dental Benelux pays ransom to threat actors

Updating the story concerning Colosseum Dental Benelux reported yesterday, Yannick Spinner reports (machine translated):

The umbrella company, in its own words, had no choice but to pay the criminals: “Caring for our patients is our top priority and prompted Colosseum Dental to contact the cyber attackers and make agreements about the return and security of our data. Only in this way, we were able to minimize the risk for all involved in such a short period of time and restore practice relatively quickly.”

The company informs the AD that emergencies are temporarily accommodated with colleagues outside Colosseum Dental. The affected practices are expected to return to normal operation during the week. It is unknown how much ransom was paid. In any case, a report has been made to the police and a report has been made to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Colosseum Dental Benelux did not reveal how much ransom they paid or who the attackers are.  A source tells Tweakers that the attackers deleted the backups   before systems were encrypted. Whether any data has been leaked is uncertain at this point.

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