SiliconAngle reports that major Virginia orthopedic care provider OrthoVirginia has been touted by its Chief Information Officer Terri Ripley to have been able to completely recover its systems 18 months after a Ryuk ransomware attack in February 2021 through a priorities-based approach.
After the attack resulted in a system-wide shutdown as well as challenges in quickly restoring files from backups, OrthoVirginia sought to investigate the incident alongside the FBI while using a backup hosted service as a temporary main network, said Ripley during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Inc.'s Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum.
Such a significant disruption has also prompted OrthoVirginia to increase social media engagement and MyChart patient portal utilization, as well as communications with its board of directors.
Ripley also added that staying calm, ensuring up-to-date insurance coverage and accessible funds, performing extensive record-keeping, and continuous stakeholder and media communications have been crucial in achieving ransomware recovery.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, which manages the country's universal healthcare system, had its websites and portals disrupted by a Medusa ransomware attack last week, from which it is struggling to recover, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has begun an investigation into an alleged cyberattack, which was reported to have resulted in the exposure of 3.14 GB of data in hacking forums, amid the emergence of different attackers claiming to be behind the hack, according to BleepingComputer.
Threat actors have leveraged the ZeroFont phishing attack technique, which initially involved the insertion of hidden characters or words in emails to evade security detection systems, to modify message previews as shown on Microsoft Outlook and other email clients, BleepingComputer reports.