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Qilin Claims Ransomware Attack on Elderly Care Facility

An elderly care facility has suffered a data breach and subsequent data leak after being targeted by the Qilin ransomware group. The group managed to gain unauthorized access to the facility’s network and stole confidential information, which they then leaked online. The stolen data includes personally identifiable information of staff. The Qilin ransomware group, also known as UNC 1878, is believed to be based in China and has been active since at least 2019. They are known for targeting large organizations and stealing sensitive data before encrypting it and demanding a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. The elderly care facility is just one of many organizations that have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in recent years.

Analyst Notes

These attacks can have severe consequences for both the affected organization and its clients or customers, as sensitive information can be leaked or lost, and operations can be disrupted.
To prevent these attacks, organizations must take measures to secure their networks and train employees on how to spot and avoid phishing emails and other types of social engineering attacks. It is also essential to have a robust backup system in place so that data can be restored quickly in the event of an attack.