Ransomware Hacking Groups Post Data from 5 Healthcare Entities

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

The hacking groups behind Pysa or Mespinoza, SunCrypt, REvil, and NetWalker ransomware variants posted data allegedly stolen from five separate healthcare entities on the dark web for sale, in an effort to force the organizations into paying their ransom demands.

Double extortion – where hackers gain a foothold onto a network, proliferate to connected, vulnerable devices, and exfiltrate sensitive data before launching a ransomware payload – was first made popular by the Maze hacking group.

The hackers notoriously targeted healthcare providers, and other...

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