On the heels of a ransomware attack, Ardent said facilities are rescheduling elective procedures and diverting some emergency room patients to other local hospitals until systems are back online.
The Daixin group has been targeting healthcare organizations with double extortion ransomware attacks, U.S. government agencies warned.
A judge has approved the deal settling all claims related to Banner Health’s 2016 data breach, which includes stipulations for how the hospital operator must improve its information security.
Bundles of personal data records are referred to as fullz on the underground marketplaces by criminals. The data can include names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers (SSNs) and date of birth, all of which can be used for medical fraud, impersonation or even extortion. Stolen healthcare information is valued the highest.