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UF Health from Central Florida has suffered a reported ransomware attack that forced two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network.

The University of Florida Health, also known as UF Health, is a healthcare network of hospitals and physician practices that provide care to countries throughout Florida.

While ransomware has been a scourge on businesses worldwide since 2012, it has recently received increased scrutiny due to recent attacks on critical infrastructure, healthcare systems, and food suppliers. Last month, the DarkSide ransomware operation attacked Colonial Pipeline, the largest US fuel pipeline. It led to a temporary shutdown of fuel transport to the southeast and northeast of the United States.

Surprisingly, it seems that It's the second data breach involving UF Health since last August when one of its contractors was compromised by ransomware.

So it's been less than one year since the last successful ransomware attack and now the organization is facing again the same type of cyber attack!

official response was: "UF Health Central Florida detected unusual activity involving its computer servers. Our information technology team is collaborating with IT experts on our Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses to investigate the situation and mitigate any potential risks.”

In 2020, there were nearly 4,000 publicly reported data breaches. In just 23 of them, more than 2 billion records were exposed. And, health care was the most victimized sector, accounting for 12% of those breaches.

Organizations should remember that even if they got hacked once it doesn't mean hackers will not try to hack them again.

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A cyberattack on JBS SA, the largest meat producer globally, forced the shutdown of all its U.S. beef plants, wiping out the output from facilities that supply almost a quarter of American supplies.

It’s unclear exactly how many plants globally have been affected by the ransomware attack as Sao Paulo-based JBS has yet to release those details. The prospect of more extensive shutdowns worldwide is already upending agricultural markets and raising concerns about food security as hackers increasingly target critical infrastructure. Livestock futures slumped, while pork prices rose.

JBS suspended it's North American and Australian computer systems on Sunday after an organized assault on some of its servers, the company said in a statement. Without commenting on plant operations, JBS said the incident may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.

President Joe Biden directed his administration to do whatever it can to mitigate the impact on the meat supply.

“Attacks like this one highlight the vulnerabilities in our nation’s food supply chain security, and they underscore the importance of diversifying the nation’s meat processing capacity,” said U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota.

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