The SamSam ransomware group seems to have gotten to a "great" start in 2018, hitting several high-profile targets such as hospitals, a city council, and an ICS firm.
An Indiana hospital paid a ransom of $55,000 to get rid of ransomware that had infected its systems and was hindering operations last week.
Several hospitals part of the NHS Lanarkshire board were hit on Friday by a version of the Bit Paymer ransomware. The infection took root on late Friday, August 25. NHS Lanarkshire officials acknowledged the incident right away.