April 26, 2022

New Black Basta ransomware gang attacks the American Dental Association

On Friday 22nd of April 2022, American Dental Association (ADA) suffered a ransomware attack that resulted in ADA having to take their affected systems offline, which disrupted various online services, telephones, email, and webchat. It has been detailed in an email sent to ADA members, that soon after the discovery of the attack, ADA immediately responded to the incident by […]
December 3, 2021

Ontario family support charity learns of ransomware incident after threat actors send emails targeting clients

On Thursday 2nd of December 2021, Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC), a Southern Ontario charity that offers family services announced they had learned they has been a target of a ransomware attack on Tuesday, 23rd of November 2021 which resulted in some of the servers supporting their email and IT systems being affected. They were alerted to the incident when it […]
November 12, 2021

Customers urged to change passwords after German medical software vendor Medatixx experiences ransomware attack

On Friday 12th of November 2021, Medatixx, a German medical software vendor who provides medical software to over 21,000 health institutions, announced they had experienced a ransomware attack which has led to their operations being shut down. Shortly after the attack, they urged their customers and users to change their application passwords and passwords to all their workstations and servers […]
November 1, 2021

Handa Hospital in Tokushima Prefecture disrupted heavily by ransomware attack

On Sunday 31st of October 2021, Tsurugi municipal Handa Hospital in Tokushima Prefecture suffered a ransomware attack which disrupted the operations of the hospital and involved electronic records of over 85,000 patients being made inaccessible. Indications of the incident were noticed at 12:30 a.m. when many of hospital’s printers started to print out messages that stated the hospital’s data had […]
November 1, 2021

Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare providers hit by possible ransomware attack

On Saturday 30th of October 2021, healthcare providers and hospitals from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador experienced a possible ransomware attack. The attack led to the regional health systems having to shut down their networks and thousands of medical appointments were cancelled because of the outage. It has been confirmed that the outage is a result of a […]
August 23, 2021

Italy’s Lazio region’s vaccination registration system down after IT systems were disabled by ransomware attack

On Sunday 1st of August 2021, one of Italy’s largest regions, Lazio region experienced a ransomware attack that caused the region’s IT systems to be disabled. It meant Lazio residents were not able to book new vaccination appointments through the region’s COVID-19 vaccination registration portal as it was also taken down by the attack. Nicola Zingaretti, the region’s president confirmed […]
June 4, 2021

UF Health Florida hospitals forced back to pen and paper after ransomware attack

On the 31st of May 2021, UF Health Central Florida also known as UF Health suffered a ransomware attack that resulted them forcing two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network to prevent further spread of the ransomware and to protect patient data. UF Health states that they first noticed the attack when the hospitals’ computer system starting […]
April 12, 2021

Ireland’s health service forced to drop up to 80% of appointment due to Conti ransomware attack

On the 14th of March 2021, Health Service Executive of Ireland, which is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services in the Republic of Ireland had to take all its IT systems offline after experiencing a Conti ransomware attack early in the morning that left Ireland’s health system paralyzed as up to 80% of appointments had to […]