It seems that every day another health care unit is in the news as the victim of the data breach. According to the Ponemon Institute and Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the health industry experiences more data breaches than any other sector.
During the monitoring of deepweb and darkweb markets, the Cyble Research Team came across the post in which the Netwalker ransomware operators claimed to have breached The Center for Fertility and Gynecology – Established in the year 1987, and since then they have been offering a range of comprehensive fertility services to help you fulfill people’s dreams of parenthood. They are counted as one of the premier fertility centers on the West Coast of the United States.
Netwalker operators have claimed the attack through the message posted on their online blog-:
The Netwalker group has also shared a few screenshots to support their claim in which you can spot data folders and files such as credit card authorization forms, passport copy, patient documents, billing documents, bank statements, and much more. Below are the snapshots of the sample of the data leak of the Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
It seems that the Netwalker ransomware group would tend to publish company’s sensitive data within a period of 6 days.
Tips on how to prevent ransomware attacks –
- Never click on unverified/unidentified links
- Do not open untrusted email attachments
- Only download from sites you trust
- Never use unfamiliar USBs
- Use security software and keep it updated
- Backup your data periodically
- Isolate the infected system from the network
- Use mail server content scanning and filtering
It is recommended to follow above mentioned prevention methods and never pay the ransom.
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