Threat group has targeted 500 organizations. One is currently struggling to cope.



“Severe operational disruptions”

In an Advisory published Friday, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Black Basta has victimized 12 of the country’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors in attacks that it has mounted on 500 organizations spanning the globe. The nonprofit health care association Health-ISAC issued its own advisory on the same day that warned that organizations it represents are especially desirable targets of the group.

“The notorious ransomware group, Black Basta, has recently accelerated attacks against the healthcare sector,” the advisory stated. It went on to say: “In the past month, at least two healthcare organizations, in Europe and in the United States, have fallen victim to Black Basta ransomware and have suffered severe operational disruptions.”

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