LabCorp victim of ransomware attack

|By:, SA News Editor

Additional details from LabCorp's (LH -0.1%) "suspicious activity" disclosure several days ago reveal that it was a "rasomware" attack, malicious software from hackers demanding payment to free up locked files.

The WSJ reports that the malware, called SamSam, also struck the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, earlier this year.

A person close to the matter said the company does not intend to pay any ransom of any kind. A company spokesperson declined comment.

Previously: LabCorp discloses "suspicious activity" on IT network (July 16)

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