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Black Basta ransomware group suspected in Ascension data theft incident

June 19, 2024
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Contributed by: Sarah Richardson
Summary
Ascension, a major nonprofit health system in the U.S., has revealed new details about a recent cyberattack that occurred last month. The attack disrupted clinical operations and led to data theft, which included protected health information and personally identifiable information. The breach was caused by an employee inadvertently downloading a malicious file, and though the exact extent of compromised data is still unknown, Black Basta ransomware gang is suspected to be behind the attack. Ascension has been actively investigating and addressing the incident, emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity training to prevent such breaches.
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