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Cybercriminals seek to extort Fred Hutch patients for about $2M

December 28, 2023
Healthcare IT News
Contributed by: Frank Nydam
Summary
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients receive ransom emails after data breach. Attacker threatens to leak 800,000 patient data, demands 50 bitcoins (over $2 million). Organization investigating breach; extending support to affected patients. Patient extortion isn't new; cybercriminals also target patients when organizations decline ransoms.
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