Another Canadian hospital hit with ransomware attack, spreads TeslaCrypt

Another Canadian hospital targeted with ransomware, this time spreading TeslaCrypt.
Another Canadian hospital targeted with ransomware, this time spreading TeslaCrypt.

Malwarebytes researchers spotted ransomware attack against another Canadian hospital.

The website of the Norfolk General Hospital was spreading TeslaCrypt via an Angler exploit kit just days after an attack against another Ontario-based facility, Ottawa Hospital, according to a March 21 blog post.

Researchers said the Norfolk General Hospital's web portal was powered by an outdated version of the Joomla content management system (CMS), the site was running version 2.5.6, while the latest version is 3.4.8.

Malwarebytes said It contacted the hospital and officials told them they are working on updating their CMS.

The attacks came during a string of ransomware attacks against hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this week, MedStar Health in Los Angeles was allegedly hit with a ransomware attack and in February Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was also struck. 


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