Hackers Claim to Publish Prominent Israeli Hospital’s Patient Data
Hackers who breached an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv last month said they started leaking stolen data because no ransom was paid. The ransomware attack on Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center resulted in the shutdown of its administrative computer systems, leading the hospital to redirect new patients and those requiring emergency care to other medical centers. The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack this week and said it is releasing the first batch of the hospital’s internal files. Israeli news outlet JNS has reported that the list of affected patients potentially includes top government officials, lawmakers and senior rabbis. The disclosed data set is said to contain “a lot of personal information, internal emails, finances, medical cards, and other highly sensitive data,” according to a post from the group shared by the MalwareHunterTeam account on social media site X. The hackers said they didn’t encrypt the files on the hospital’s network because they didn’t want to damage medical equipment.