Cyber Crime

Rhysida Ransomware gang claims to have hacked three more US hospitals

Rhysida Ransomware group added three more US hospitals to the list of victims on its Tor leak site after the PROSPECT MEDICAL attack.

Recently the Rhysida ransomware group made the headlines because it announced the hack of Prospect Medical Holdings and the theft of sensitive information from the organization.

In early August, a cyberattack disrupted the computer systems of multiple hospitals operated by Prospect Medical Holdings, which are located in multiple states, including California, Texas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Some emergency rooms in multiple hospitals in several states were forced to close and ambulances were diverted due to a cyberattack against their networks.

BleepingComputer first reported that the group claimed to have stolen a database containing 500,000 social security numbers, corporate documents, and patient records.

The Rhysida ransomware group threatened Prospect Medical Holdings to leak the stolen data if the company did not pay a 50 Bitcoins ransom (worth $1.3 million).

Now the cybersecurity researcher Dominic Alvieri first noticed that the ransomware gang claimed to have breached other three US hospitals.

The systems at three hospitals and other medical facilities operated by Singing River Health System were hit by a cyber attack at the end of August.

The Singing River Health System runs 3 hospitals and 10 clinics and is the second largest employer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

“The Singing River Health System’s three hospitals – Pascagoula Hospital, Ocean Springs Hospital, and Gulfport Hospital, as well as its dozen-plus medical clinics – are affected by the incident, which began over the weekend. The health system employs about 3,800 people.” reported BankInfoSecurity.

Several services at the hospitals, including laboratory and radiology testing were impacted by the IT systems outage. Singing River said it is working to process all paper-ordered lab tests and radiology exams as quickly as possible, based on priority.

Cyberattacks on smaller regional healthcare providers can have a devastating impact. In June, the St. Margaret’s Health announced it is partly closing operations at its hospitals due to a 2021 ransomware attack that impacted its payment system.

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Pierluigi Paganini

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Pierluigi Paganini

Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer. Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US. Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines. Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.

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