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Hackers release stolen medical data of 290,000 Israeli patients

The Iran-linked hacking group, Black Shadow, uploads what it says is the full database of personal information from Israel’s Machon Mor medical institute, with information on some 290,000 patients.

It is the second major leak today by the group. Earlier in the day, it released what it said was the full database of personal user information from the Atraf website, an LGBTQ dating service and nightlife index.

Cyber experts immediately warned against downloading the files the group releases.

The group uploaded the Atraf file to a channel on the Telegram messaging app after a ransom demand of $1 million in digital currency to prevent the leak was apparently not paid.

Black Shadow had initially hacked the CyberServe Israeli internet hosting company on Friday, taking down its servers and a number of sites, among them Atraf.

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