Healthcare giant Henry Schein hit twice by BlackCat ransomware

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American healthcare aggregation Henry Schein has appear a additional cyberattack this ages by the BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware gang, who additionally breached their arrangement in October.

Henry Schein is a Fortune 500 healthcare articles and casework provider with operations and affiliates in 32 countries and a acquirement of over $12 billion appear in 2022.

It aboriginal appear on October 15 that it had to booty some systems offline to accommodate addition cyberattack that impacted its business one day before.

More than a ages later, on November 22, the company said that some of its apps and the e-commerce belvedere were afresh taken bottomward afterward addition advance claimed by BlackCat ransomware.

"Certain Henry Schein applications, including its ecommerce platform, are currently unavailable. The Company continues to booty orders application alternating agency and continues to address to its customers," it said.

"Henry Schein has articular the account of the occurrence. The blackmail abecedarian from the ahead appear cyber adventure has claimed responsibility."

Today, the company revealed that it has now adequate its U.S. e-commerce platform, and it's assured that its platforms in Canada and Europe will additionally be aback online shortly.

Across impacted areas, the healthcare casework provider is reportedly still accepting orders through addition channels and aircraft to customers.

Henry Schein's BlackCat breach

The BlackCat ransomware assemblage added Henry Schein to its aphotic web aperture site, adage it breached the company's arrangement and allegedly blanket 35 terabytes of acute data.

According to the cybercrime operation, they re-encrypted the company's accessories afterwards negotiations faltered appear the end of October while Henry Schein was on the border of abating its systems.

This would accomplish this month's adventure the third time back October 15 that BlackCat encrypted Henry Schein's systems afterwards breaching its network.

"Despite advancing discussions with Henry's team, we accept not accustomed any adumbration of their alertness to accent the aegis of their clients, partners, and employees, let abandoned assure their own network," the blackmail actors said.

"As of midnight today, a allocation of their centralized amount abstracts and actor folders will be appear on our collections blog. We will abide to absolution added abstracts daily."

BlackCat emerged in November 2021 and is believed to be a rebrand of the abominable DarkSide/BlackMatter gang. Known initially as DarkSide, the assemblage garnered all-around absorption after hitting Colonial Pipeline, prompting extensive law administration probes.

The FBI affiliated the ransomware group to over 60 breaches affecting organizations globally amid November 2021 and March 2022.

A Henry Schein agent has yet to acknowledge to BleepingComputer's requests for animadversion apropos the cyberattacks appear this month.