Veterinary Network Hit with Ransomware
National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a large network of veterinary hospitals and clinics, has reportedly been the victim of a ransomware attack. According to the reports, NVA employs more than 2,600 veterinarians, with over 700 veterinary hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
NVA was reportedly hit with the Ryuk ransomware virus, which caused many of its hospitals and clinics to interrupt care to animals because they couldn’t access their records of treatment.
Ryuk has been notorious for hitting hospitals and clinics, and apparently it does not discriminate between humans and four-legged, furry or feathered patients. Either way, it causes havoc on the ability to take care of patients.