Ransomware gang breach data backup software used by hundreds of US dental offices

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Hundreds of dental offices across the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack targeting a remote data backup service offered by a third-party.

PerCSoft and Digital Dental Record (DDR) — the two Wisconsin-based software companies — provide a solution called DDS Safe that delivers triple-layer protection by backing up sensitive medical records to the cloud, an offline workstation, and an in-office hard disk drive.

The irony here is that the attackers managed to breach this very infrastructure over the last weekend to deploy REvil (aka Sodinokibi) ransomware package on compromised devices. Interestingly, the strain is also responsible for the recent wave of infections across 23 local Texas agencies.

DDR was alerted to the attack on the morning of August 26, with roughly 400 dental practices across the country that rely on DDS Safe having their files locked out by the ransomware…