Ransomware Attack Impacts Hundreds of Dental Practices

August 30, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A ransomware attack on a cloud services provider has affected hundreds of U.S. dental practices.

The attack targeted West Allis, Wisconsin-based cloud services provider PerCSoft - which collaborated with its software partner, Digital Dental Record, on DDS Safe, a dental records and patient information back-up system.

In a statement, Digital Dental Record says that on the morning of Aug. 26, it learned that "ransomware had been deployed on the remote management software our product uses to back up client data."

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