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Hackers breach IT vendor shared by 400 medical practices infecting every office with ransomware

September 3, 2019

Around 400 dental offices across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware after the operators breached an IT vendor shared by all the practices.

A notice sent out by the Wisconsin Dental Association reveals that hackers breached the backend software shared by hundreds of dental practices around the country and crippled their computers, incapacitating the offices.

“PerCSoft, the IT vendor for DDS Safe, took immediate action to contain the threat; however, roughly 400 practices around the country lost access to electronic files as a result of the virus,” the notice reads.

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