Ransomware hits hundreds of dentist offices in the US
Threat actors have managed to infect the systems of hundreds of US dental practice offices with ransomware by compromising third-party software. The exploited software is DDS Safe, a medical data backup solution offered by The Digital Dental Record and PerCSoft.
Last weekend, hackers compromised the DDS Safe infrastructure, which enabled them to target the networks of hundreds of dentist offices with REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. The Digital Dental Record and PerCSoft have allegedly paid the ransom and are now trying to helping targeted offices recover their data using a decrypter provided by the attackers after the payment was made. However, some of the impacted organizations have indicated that the decrypter didn’t work properly.
Ransomware actors looking for big payouts are increasingly resorting to supply-chain attacks in order to target multiple organizations at once.