Hackers of PhilHealth Demand $300,000 Ransom, Says DICT

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The Medusa ransomware got into the systems of the state health insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on September 22..

According to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), hackers have asked for $300,000, which is about PHP16 million.

DICT Undersecretary Jeffrey Ian Dy mentioned that the information obtained from PhilHealth has been placed on the “dark web.”

Dy said that the DICT Cybersecurity Bureau’s National Computer Emergency Response Team has been sent out to look into the hackers.

Dy stated that they have implemented measures to address the issue, and he anticipates that PhilHealth’s system will be restored and back online today.

PhilHealth’s president, Emmanuel Ledesma Jr., said that no personal or medical information has been lost or shared.