Artificial Intelligence blocks RYUK Ransomware invasion

France-based Dordogne Groupements Hospitaliers de Territoire (Dordogne GHT) has stopped RYUK Ransomware attack on its servers by using the AI propelled DarkTrace Threat monitoring and detection solution.

DarkTrace offers Antigena, an autonomous response technology against cyber threats such as ransomware attacks.

And in the year 2021, Dordongne GHT, a healthcare service provider from France, chose DarkTrace Antigena to protect its entire corporate network of medical devices and computers from cyber risks.

Just after 2 months of deployment, the RYUK ransomware group, a notorious gang of malware spreading criminals, suspected to be funded by Russian intelligence, targeted the healthcare company that has.

RYUK steals data from its victim’s database and locks down access to it with encryption until a ransom is paid. Interestingly, this gang of cyber crooks is also known to target backup systems meant to recover information and resources at the time of the disaster.

DarkTrace Antigena immediately blocked the RYUK ransomware invasion of Dordogne GHT without the need of any human intervention. It immediately involved an intelligent action to enforce normal operations, eventually stopping the attack.

If the solution was absent, then the company would have suffered severe losses and sometimes could have resulted in patient death. As most of the IT systems in the hospitals could have been inactive, thus making the doctors and medical practitioners helpless in prescribing the right treatment and medicine.

Note- UK based Cybersecurity Company Darktrace, that has over 30 offices worldwide, is the only business that enables IT infrastructure to learn ways to defend themselves from threats lurking in the cyber landscape. And it does so by employing Artificial Intelligence technology into its threat monitoring and mitigation services.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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