Patient data, contracts leaked in Change Healthcare cyberattack: 6 notes for dental leaders

Ransomware group RansomHub recently leaked contracts and patient records purportedly stolen from Change Healthcare.

Here are six notes for dental leaders to know:

1. RansomHub began trying to extort Change Healthcare earlier this month after claiming to have 4 terabytes of the company's data. The ransomware group asked Change Healthcare for payment in exchange for not selling the information on the dark web. 

2. The leaked files include contracts and agreements between Change Healthcare and its clients as well as patient records.

3. RansomHub is the second group to attack Change Healthcare after the company was hacked Feb. 21 by BlackCat/ALPHV. The first cyberattack affected dental, medical and pharmaceutical companies' abilities to process claims.

4. Change Healthcare paid BlackCat/ALPHV $22 million in bitcoins after the February cyberattack.

5. Change Healthcare is still dealing with the aftermath of the first cyberattack, recently asking a U.S. court panel to consolidate dozens of lawsuits related to the first cyberattack to a federal court in Tennessee.

6. Dentists impacted by the first Change Healthcare cyberattack may be eligible for Optum's temporary funding assistance program.

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