According to sources, Clarke County Hospital (a Medical organization in Iowa) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-05-22.

Iowa hospital discloses breach following Royal ransomware leak

“Clarke County Hospital on Wednesday disclosed that it suffered a data breach, one month after the Royal ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack and used a brazen extortion tactic. “

“Security researchers spotted the Iowa-based critical access hospital on the Royal ransomware data leak site, where it was first listed on April 24. Royal operators had reposted the Clarke County Hospital (CCH) listing and were actively leaking data that included an alleged video of a patient collapsing“

“CCH didn't acknowledge an attack until May 17, when it issued a data breach notification that the attack "may have exposed" personal information of current and former patients. “

“The notification did not address the Royal ransomware claim or whether ransomware was involved at all, but it did disclose that the attack began on April 14 and forced CCH to shut off all network access. Status updates to CCH's Facebook page at the time confirmed the network disruption. “

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