Security News > 2024 > January > Capital Health attack claimed by LockBit ransomware, risk of data leak
The LockBit ransomware operation has claimed responsibility for a November 2023 cyberattack on the Capital Health hospital network and threatens to leak stolen data and negotiation chats by tomorrow.
The LockBit ransomware gang has now claimed responsibility for the attack on Capital Health by listing the healthcare company on its data leak extortion portal yesterday.
While this policy has been broken numerous times by the operation's affiliates, in the attack on Capital Health, the LockBit operation says they purposely avoided encrypting the organization's files and instead only stole data.
"We purposely didn't encrypt this hospital so as not to interfere with patient care. We just stole over 10 million files," the ransomware gang stated on their data leak site.
Encryption-less ransomware attacks can still lead to system outages as part of the victim's response action, catastrophic data breaches for many people who received care in the targeted hospitals, and significant financial losses for already underfunded or economically stressed institutions.
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