DoppelPaymer attack against a ventilator manufacturer that generates 300 Ventilators Per Day
Boyce is known as an FDA-approved ventilator manufacturer that has been producing and supplying around 300 low-cost ventilators per day to healthcare units across New York City. According to the reports, the notorious DoppelPaymer hacking group has deployed a ransomware attack against ventilator manufacturer Boyce Technologies and threatening to leak data from the company.
According to Cointelegraph, the ransomware operators have published a small portion of the data allegedly stolen from Boyce Technologies in their blog where they list example files of data obtained during their attacks. The files listed as belonging to Boyce include sales and purchase orders, assignment forms, and more.
It was also known that the hackers have demanded the company to pay an undisclosed crypto ransom or they will expose all the stolen data from Boyce Technologies’ private information section online. Brett Callow, the threat analyst and ransomware expert at malware lab Emsisoft, warns that such attacks on hospitals, medical testing labs, and medical device manufacturers may not only cost money, “they may cost lives as well.”
“Unfortunately, ransomware will continue to be a problem for as long as ransoms continue to be paid, and this is something organizations should keep this in mind. If they choose to pay, they’re helping to ensure that other organizations will be hit in future, and those organizations may be ones that provide critically important services.”
However, the company is not yet released an official statement about the attack. Other than private information of the company it is unclear what all records are been stolen by the attackers. Microsoft’s security team revealed more details in May about DoppelPaymer which revealed it uses “brute force” against a target company’s systems management server, and mainly has targeted the healthcare sector amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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