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Hospitals in Brooklyn and Vermont were hit by Ryuk ransomware

The Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Brooklyn and University of Vermont Health Network on Vermont seems to be the last victims of Ryuk ransomware (in the field of healthcare).

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Last week, the government of USA warned about increased attacks in the US healthcare industry.

On the same day, CISA issued a public statement warning about US hospitals and healthcare providers that have been targeted by Ryuk ransomware.

Ο Charles Carmakal, vice president and CTO at Mandiant, told BleepingComputer that a hacking group from Eastern Europe (known as UNC1878) is responsible for Ryuk ransomware attacks on hundreds of hospitals.

In a new report, the Check Point indicates that it has been observed 71% increase in attacks ransomware in US hospitals in October.

The Wyckoff Heights Medical Center at Brooklyn was attacked by Ryuk ransomware

Last week, an employee of Wyckoff Heights contacted BleepingComputer and stated that the hospital suffered a attack by Ryuk ransomware.

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is a 350-bed hospital located in Brooklyn, New York.

The clerk said the hospital closed parts of the network to prevent the spread of ransomware. However, several had already been encrypted Appliances.

We do not know what consequences the attack had on the treatment of patients.

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The University of Vermont Health Network hit, alsoBy This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. Ryuk ransomware

The University of Vermont Health Network was also attacked by Ryuk ransomware, which affected all hospitals in its network.

"The attack has caused a variety of problems to our partners. Staff continue to use good practice to ensure patient care. We understand the difficulty facing our patients and the community and apologize. There have been some changes in patient appointments and we try to reach out to affected patientsSaid the University of Vermont Health Network.

The hospitals that have been affected are:

  • Alice Hyde Medical Center - Malone, NY
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital - Plattsburgh, NY
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital - Elizabethtown, NY
  • Porter Medical Center - Middlebury, VT
  • UVMHN Home Health and Hospice
  • UVM Medical Center - Burlington, VT

There is cooperation with FBI to investigate Ryuk ransomware attack.

Security company offers free help for hospital attacks

Η Emsisoft offers free services decryption in healthcare organizations throughout the pandemic. Services include decryption tools that can help in fast file recovery without ransom payment.

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