The Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) for Children and Youth is the latest organization to pay off the cybercriminals who locked up their network with a ransomware attack.
The Dover, Del., based organization said in a letter to its patients and guardians that the attack took place on December 25, 2018. Files containing personal information, such as name, address, birth date, Social Security Number, and medical information were affected. DGS is a not-for-profit provider of comprehensive psychiatric services for children and their families in Delaware.
“To secure release of the records, DGS was required to pay a “ransom,” in exchange for a de-encryption ‘key’ that unlocked the records,” it said.
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