The DoD warns healthcare to be ready for an imminent cyberattack. Experts share tactics to protect against a harmful ransomware.
During late afternoon Wednesday, October 28th several federal agencies, including HHS and the FBI, issued a joint cybersecurity advisory that cited "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers." The advisory warned of Russian criminal groups targeting American hospitals with Ryuk ransomware. The threat advisory is consistent with attack activity observed by CyberMaxx over the past weeks. All indicators point to an uptick in ransomware attacks targeting healthcare providers. The attacks also coincide with a nation-wide surge in COVID-19 cases.