University Hospital New Jersey paid a $670K ransom


The University Hospital New Jersey (UHNJ) in Newark (New Jersey) has finally paid a $670,000 ransom to prevent the publishing of 240 GB of stolen data, including patient info.

In September, systems at the University Hospital New Jersey (UHNJ) were encrypted with the SunCrypt ransomware, threat actors also stolen documents from the institution and leaked a small portion of them online.

The UHNJ is a New Jersey state-owned teaching hospital with over 3,500 employees that was established in 1994. The hospital has a $626 million budget with over 172,000 annual outpatient visits.

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