A peer-reviewed journal that offers evidence-based clinical information and continuing education for dentists.

Canadian Dental Service Succumbs to Demands of Ransomware

ransomware: fizkes / istock / Getty Images Plus

The Alberta Dental Service Corp (ADSC) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada gave into a ransomware demand following the theft of more than 1.4 million patient records, some of which contained payment information. Orchestrated by 8base, a ransomware gang that originated in March 2022 with a major uptick in activity in June 2023, the theft occurred on July 26. The ADSC paid an undisclosed ransom to 8base sometime thereafter. 8base employs a combination of encryption and “name-and-shame” tactics to coerce victims into meeting its demands.

ADSC has since taken swift measures to prevent unauthorized access and enlisted the services of a third-party forensic firm. Through diligent efforts, the corporation successfully restored the affected systems and data using backups, minimizing the overall impact.

From Decisions in Dentistry. September 2023; 1(8):10

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy