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Federal Agencies warn hackers targeting U.S. hospitals with ransomware attacks
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The FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have warned that cybercriminals were steeping up ransomware attacks and specifically targeting/focusing on health sector groups while the organizations were trying to manage the new wave of COVID-19. The FBI, CISA, and HHS have gathered credible information that showed increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. In addition, they warned that the criminals behind the attacks were launching Ryuk malware, a ransomware virus that was connected to an attack on a German hospital that crashed servers and led to the death of a woman you was not able to receive life-saving care. In addition, there have been several attacks on hospitals and healthcare groups in several U.S. states. The three federal agencies have noted that they were sharing the information in order to warn healthcare providers to make sure they took reasonable and timely precautions to protect their networks from possible threats (ransomware attacks). Overall, hospitals and healthcare providers have been negatively affected b the ransomware attacks and is an increasingly growing concern for other U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers that have not been attacked.
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