U.S. Health Care Under Attack

From securityboulevard.com


The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), have issued a cybersecurity advisory to the U.S. healthcare sector (Alert: AA20-302A) regarding a concerted effort to compromise and take hostage the computer systems of healthcare providers.

The cybercriminals are targeting the sector with “Trickbot Malware” with the intent of creating a ransomware situation. If successful, their efforts to encrypt the systems and demand a Bitcoin ransom will disrupt the affected healthcare entity.

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