FBI Warns Hospitals of Ransomware Attack Threat
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The US government including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently issued a security warning to the healthcare sector of an imminent cyber-attack. Cyber criminals are targeting the Healthcare and Public Sector with TrickBot and BazarLoader malware, often leading to locked systems, data theft, and the disruption of healthcare services. Their main objective is to infect systems with ransomware, notably Ryuk and Conti, for financial gain.
Based on intelligence, they are warning of a massive-scale campaign targeting the entire healthcare and public health ecosystem with a specific focus on hospitals1. Hospital ransomware attacks are becoming an alarming global trend in 2020 with a recent 36% increase in EMEA and 33% increase in APAC. Every healthcare provider across the globe is vulnerable and needs to be prepared.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Hospitals have become vulnerable to ransomware attacks through connected medical devices
- Ransomware can quickly lock your medical systems and put your patient’s health and data at risk.
- To address this threat, organizations need to implement anti-ransomware security software, patch vulnerable systems, set appropriate permissions and apply effective network segmentation to separate and monitor vulnerable medical devices.
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- Information on leakage of sensitive data
- Threats to networks, endpoints and mobile devices
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1 Source: Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (click here)