Hunter International Ransomware Group hacks plastic surgery clinic


A newly emerging ransomware group, known as Hunter International, has recently targeted a plastic surgeon’s office, raising concerns by threatening to expose sensitive photographs of patients who have undergone facial surgery procedures at the clinic’s branches in Beverly Hills and Dubai.

Dr. Jaime Schwartz, the US-based surgeon, has reached out to law enforcement agencies to report the cyber-crime and is offering full cooperation to aid in the pursuit of the criminals. Dr. Schwartz remains resolute in refusing to comply with the ransom demands. Unfortunately, the situation is complicated by the fact that while the stolen data can be restored from backup systems, once the criminals gain access to it, there is no guarantee they will delete the information, despite their initial promises to do so in exchange for a payment.

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