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FBI Warns Healthcare Sector of Increased Ransomware Activity Commanded by Ryuk Gang

29
Oct
2020
FBI Warns Healthcare Sector of Increased Ransomware Activity Commanded by Ryuk Gang

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued a joint advisory warning the healthcare sector of increased ransomware attacks by ransomware threat actors.

In the notice (AA20-302A) the feds claim they “have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” The advisory describes the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by cybercriminals against targets in the healthcare and public health sector (HPH) to infect systems with Ryuk ransomware for financial gain.

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