The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once

The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once By Renee Dudley On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn’t view X-rays. Arbor was one of dozens of dental clinics in Oregon and Washington stymied by a ransomware attack that disrupted their business and blocked access to patients’ records. But the hackers didn’t target the clinics directly. Instead, they infiltrated them by exploiting vulnerable cybersecurity at Portland-based PM Consultants Inc., which handled the dentists’…

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