Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware

  • The Altus Baytown Hospital (ABH) has revealed a ransomware outbreak which may have led to the leak of patient data. In a statement on its website, the Texas-based hospital said that ABH discovered an unauthorized threat actor rifling through the organization’s systems on roughly September 3.

    The “unauthorized party” deployed malicious code and infected the hospital’s systems with a strain of ransomware. The ransomware at fault for the infection is known as Dharma. As with most strains, the malware was able to encrypt files and then demanded a ransom payment in return for access. As the threat actor was present on ABH servers and details are thin on the ground, it is possible data has also made its way into the wrong hands.

    Read more about the ransomware attack on a Texas hospital on ZDNet.