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ADA Sends Out Infected Flash Drives to Around 37,000 Dentists

Recently, the offices who are American Dental Association members received flash drives all over the country. These are regularly sent out containing their updated "dental procedure codes" copies. Billing and Insurance are combined to get these codes used.

A user on the DSL Reports Security Forum first reported that the Flash drive is infected when he received the USB drive at his office where he is employed .The drive is made in the shape of a credit card, and it is supposed to consist a digital version of codes of updated procedure which is used by dental offices for insurance and billing. However, several drives among these carry a little somewhat extra.

One file of the flash drive tries to open a web page which is known for spreading malware. The site tries to vaccinate malware into machines containing Windows which allow creators to gain complete control of the machine remotely. A computer consisting medical records would actually be the Holy Grain also. Greek.com posted on May 3rd, 2016, stating that there is a lot of personal information along with details of their bills and social security numbers which phishing activities use to attack.

Each and every thousands of flash drives sent out had something little extra on it. On examining one of the files, they have found that it was designed to open a website which will try to install malware automatically. The installed malware has enabled the creator to gain complete control of the infected machine.

Dental offices use plugged computers to track down details of all patient's bills and Insurance. This means that the creator of the malware can get access to all personal records of each patient of that office.

ADA has sent out a notice to dentists informing about the incident. It informs that although antivirus software protects systems but all of them cannot even identify the malicious domain. The notice says that drives which have already been successfully used should be treated as safe.

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