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NHS Trust Confirms Clinical Data Leaked by “Recognized Ransomware Group”

By James Coker for Infosecurity Magazine
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has confirmed that patient clinical data has been leaked online by a ransomware group following the attack on its systems earlier this month.

Commenting on the story, Dr Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at ImmuniWeb, believes the nature of the data included in the ‘dump’ could cause potentially catastrophic consequences to some of the impacted patients.

“For instance, if an HIV status, sexual health or terminal cancer diagnosis is publicly revealed, it can ruin people's careers or even provoke suicide,” he noted.

Kolochenko added that such an extreme scenario may even justify the payment of a ransom, although he acknowledged that this would still not guarantee that the data would not be leaked elsewhere. Read Full Article

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