lockbit3 attacks ARM assist

Incident Date:

July 28, 2022

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lockbit3 attacks ARM assist


ARM assist




Bray, Ireland

Co. Wicklow, Ireland

First Reported

July 28, 2022

ARM Assist Ransomware Attack

Company Overview

ARM Assist operates within the Healthcare Services sector, offering a centralized and proactive nationwide accident repair service. This service caters to a variety of sectors, including fleets, leasing, rental, and insurance companies, through a network of approved repairers selected for their service quality.

Vulnerabilities and Targeting

Ransomware attacks are designed to target sensitive information, such as trade secrets, product information, and potentially embarrassing information. The Lockbit3 group's attack on ARM Assist likely exploited vulnerabilities within the company's systems to access and exfiltrate data. Notably, Lockbit3 employs a 'double extortion' tactic, wherein they not only encrypt the victim's data but also threaten to release it unless a ransom is paid.

Industry Impact

The healthcare sector is particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks due to the sensitive nature of the data involved. Since 2016, there has been a noticeable increase in ransomware attacks targeting hospitals, significantly affecting IT systems, patient care, clinical operations, and billing processes.

Mitigation Strategies

To reduce the risk of ransomware attacks, it is crucial for companies to adopt comprehensive cybersecurity measures. These measures include conducting regular software updates, providing employee training on cybersecurity best practices, and deploying anti-malware software. In the unfortunate event of an attack, it is recommended that victims refrain from paying the ransom and instead seek assistance from law enforcement agencies.


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