Building Wave of Ransomware Attacks Striking U.S. Hospitals

Business Insurance
October 29, 2020

Eastern European criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged health care facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next.

The FBI is investigating the recent attacks, which include incidents in Oregon, California and New York made public just this week, according to three cybersecurity consultants familiar with the matter.

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The FBI, HHS and CISA has warned U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers of imminent Ryuk ransomware attacks. The primary concern is that healthcare entities are already infected but the malware has not been activated.

The FBI advisory details the threat type as well as actions healthcare organizations can take to be prepared for such attacks

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