Security News > 2023 > December > The Week in Ransomware - December 29th 2023 - LockBit targets hospitals
We did not see much research released on ransomware this week, with most of the news focusing on new attacks and LockBit affiliates increasingly targeting hospitals.
The most concerning news is that LockBit affiliates increasingly target hospitals in attacks, even though the ransomware operation says it's against the rules.
We also learned about two New York hospitals seeking a court order to have Boston cloud storage company Wasabi Technologies return stolen data stored on one of its servers by the LockBit ransomware gang.
Lockbit ransomware disrupts emergency care at German hospitals.
German hospital network Katholische Hospitalvereinigung Ostwestfalen has confirmed that recent service disruptions at three hospitals were caused by a Lockbit ransomware attack.
Two not-for-profit hospitals in New York are seeking a court order to retrieve data stolen in an August ransomware attack that's now stored on the servers of a Boston cloud storage company.
- LockBit shows no remorse for ransomware attack on children's hospital (source)
- After injecting cancer hospital with ransomware, crims threaten to swat patients (source)
- Capital Health attack claimed by LockBit ransomware, risk of data leak (source)
- Subway's data torpedoed by LockBit, ransomware gang claims (source)
- Ransomware attack forces 18 Romanian hospitals to go offline (source)
- Ransomware attack forces 21 Romanian hospitals to go offline (source)
- Ransomware attack forces 25 Romanian hospitals to go offline (source)
- Ransomware attack forces 100 Romanian hospitals to go offline (source)
- Romanian hospital ransomware crisis attributed to third-party breach (source)
- LockBit claims ransomware attack on Fulton County, Georgia (source)