Cancer center leaks 533GB of data in Hunters International attack

Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has confirmed being impacted by a cyberattack after the Hunters International ransomware operation claimed to have exfiltrated 533 GB of data from the cancer center's systems, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. "Our forensic team is continuing to conduct an assessment of the data accessed and we will provide further updates as we have them," said Fred Hutch, which noted that all of its clinics have continued operations even if it had taken down some of its servers and its clinical network as it sought to address the incident. Aside from taking responsibility for the hack, Hunters International was also reported by local news outlet KIRO to have been extorting the cancer center's patients, one of whom has been sought to pay $50 to remove information, including Social Security numbers, medical history, and lab results, among others, on its leak site.

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