SpearTip | April 29th, 2022

The latest statistics indicate approximately 66% of organizations experienced ransomware last year. This is a staggering number and, unfortunately, there are no signs that threat actors are slowing down, as is evident in this installment of the ‘Weekly Ransomware Wrap-Up’.

Austin Peay State University continues to investigate a ransomware attack that forced all users offline. It is the 12th attack on a college or university so far this year. There is no indication if data was compromised.

France’s GHT Coeur Grand Est hospitals and healthcare organization had to disconnect all internet to combat a ransomware attack. Sensitive data of administrators and patients were stolen.

Costa Rican government computer systems have been disrupted by the Conti ransomware group. Outgoing president Carlos Alvarado Quesada believes the attack is meant to destabilize the government as it transitions to new leadership.

The American Dental Association confirmed an attack by the Black Basta ransomware group, severely impacting an array of IT systems and external services. This continues the trend of threat actors targeting the healthcare sector.

Global beverage giant, The Coca-Cola Company, continues to investigate the theft of 161GB of data. The attack was perpetrated by an emerging Russia-linked ransomware group, Stormous.

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