Barts NHS' staff nervous after ransomware deadline passes

11/07/2023 | The Register

Staff at Barts Health NHS Trust are concerned about the potential release of personal data stolen by the BlackCat ransomware gang. The theft has already resulted in a small amount of information belonging to employees, including financial details, CVs, and copies of passports and driving licenses, being leaked as proof of the exfiltration. It is still unclear how much patient or medical data is involved in the data breach. BlackCat, which is linked to the DarkSide Russian squad, has been targeting healthcare providers for sensitive data and is known for its triple extortion operation, which involves encrypting machines, pillaging data, and threatening to release it unless payment is made.

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