Last week, Bleepingcomputer reported that the American Dental Association (ADA) was hit by a ransomware attack claimed by Black Basta, a new ransomware gang. The attack forced the ADA to take their website offline, which caused many of their online services to be inaccessible.
Shortly after the attack on ADA, Black Basta began leaking data that was reportedly compromised, which included W2 forms, NDAs, accounting spreadsheets, and other information on ADA members. This severe security breach shows the need for backup and disaster recovery planning, particularly in cases when businesses are reliant on external platforms for operations. The ADA may only be the first victim of a ransomware campaign targeting dental practices of all sizes, so it’s time to be prepared.
If you don’t have a dedicated team of security experts with tuned and configured security software, you’re at a greater risk, but with Involta’s Security team by your side, you don’t have to be. Our exceptional team of security experts work hard to prevent and mitigate damage for our Managed Security Clients. Let Involta take the burden of securing your data and vigilantly watching your environment today. Contact us to learn more.