blackbasta attacks Blairex Laboratories, Inc.

Incident Date:

August 6, 2022

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blackbasta attacks Blairex Laboratories, Inc.


Blairex Laboratories, Inc.




Columbus, USA

Indiana, USA

First Reported

August 6, 2022

Blairex Laboratories, Inc. Suffers Ransomware Attack by Blackbasta Group

Blairex Laboratories, Inc., a Columbus, Indiana-based pharmaceutical company, has been targeted by the ransomware group Blackbasta. The attack was announced on the group's dark web leak site. Blairex Laboratories has been in operation since 1976, providing quality products for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and professional markets.

The company's expertise encompasses the development and acquisition of a diverse range of products, including sterile saline solutions, sleeping aids, cold sore medications, and diaper rash ointments. Blairex Laboratories is renowned for its commitment to high-quality products with innovative packaging and delivery systems, a principle that has underpinned its success for over four decades.

Central to Blairex Laboratories' enduring success is its dedication to exceptional customer service, guided by the philosophy that "our jobs depend upon satisfying our customers by producing quality products through continuous improvement". Additionally, the company markets 100% natural essential oils and moisturizing saline products under the Breathe Free Essentials brand.

While the specific vulnerabilities exploited in the ransomware attack by the Blackbasta group are not detailed, this incident underscores the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures across all sectors, including healthcare services, to safeguard against ransomware attacks and other cyber threats.


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