Update: St. Lawrence Health confirms ransomware attack
Yesterday, this site suggested that reports coming out of the St. Lawrence Health System sounded like a ransomware attack. The system has subsequently confirmed that computers at Canton-Potsdam, Massena and Gouverneur hospitals were hit with ransomware, which the system describes as a never-before seen variant of Ryuk ransomware.
Hospital officials also claim that it appears that no patient or employee information was compromised. DataBreaches.net has learned to remain skeptical about such claims as these attackers are quite proficient at covering their tracks and masking any evidence of exfiltration. In time, we will know more one way or the other.
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