September 13, 2023 at 03:12PM

■□□□□ Israeli Hospital Hit By Ransomware Attack, 1TB Data Stolen

Vital medical equipment was unaffected, but attackers stole and leaked lots of personal data.

The Ragnar Locker gang hit the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, just outside Tel Aviv, in early August. In recent posts on X, formerly known as Twitter, the group claimed that it did not “run any encryption to avoid equipment malfunctions, or necessary instruments,” as the victim was a medical facility.

However, they were able to take 1TB of data, which included a full SQL database and a large volume of .pst files with internal correspondence. The attackers said they were posting the first batch of files taken from the hospital, which included “a lot of personal information, internal email, finances, medical cards,” and more highly sensitive data.

Reports from August claimed the attack disabled the hospital’s computer systems in record keeping, and left the hospital unable to accept new patients to outpatient clinics and imaging centers at the hospital.