Black Basta Ransomware Strikes: Ascension Health Battles IT Crisis

May 14, 2024
Black Basta Ransomware Strikes: Ascension Health Battles IT Crisis
  • Ascension health system is recovering from a ransomware attack by Black Basta, which disrupted hospital operations.

  • Black Basta is implicated in over 500 global organizational attacks, with a focus on healthcare, as per a joint cybersecurity advisory.

  • The ransomware incident at Ascension forced a revert to paper records and caused some hospitals to divert emergency services.

  • Black Basta employs phishing and vulnerability exploitation for access, and uses a double-extortion tactic, threatening to publish stolen data if the ransom isn't paid.

  • A ConnectWise software vulnerability has been exploited by Black Basta since February, highlighting the need for updated cyber defenses.

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