CISA says hospitals should be wary of new Daixin Team Ransomware

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United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency(CISA) has issued an advisory to all hospitals and healthcare providers about a new ransomware dubbed ‘Daixin Team’ doing rounds on the internet. Information is out that the said hackers group is spreading malware to healthcare and the public sector and is demanding cryptocurrency in Bitcoins for an exchange of decryption key.

It is only behind patient and medical data such as imaging, diagnostics and research info data is having great value in the world of dark web.

FBI and CrowdStrike have also reported incidents linked to this malware and added in their update that the Daixin Team has traits such as data wiping, if the victim fails or denies paying a ransom.

Interestingly, the source code of the newly detected malware is like that off the Babuk Locker and so researchers estimate that the said malicious software might have links to the now defunct ransomware.

Security analysts claim that ‘Daixin Team’ is demanding a ransom ranging between $40 million to $80 million and the amount needs to be paid within a 5-day deadline.

NOTE– Healthcare data is fetching great value to hackers and so as the demand is high, the sector is also being targeted by sophisticated attacks. So, companies should be vigilant of such threats proactively and take the steps to prevent any untoward incident.

 

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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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