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FBI warns Black Basta ransomware impacted over 500 organizations worldwide

May 14, 2024


A ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Black Basta has grown to be one of the most prolific cybercrime threats over the past two years, managing to compromise over 500 organizations from around the world. Many of its victims have been healthcare providers and organizations that operate critical infrastructure, according to the FBI.

“Healthcare organizations are attractive targets for cybercrime actors due to their size, technological dependence, access to personal health information, and unique impacts from patient care disruptions,” the FBI, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) said in a joint advisory.

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