Alert: Coordinated Ransomware Attacks Targeting Hospitals

By Robert H. Rosenzweig, RPLU, National Cyber Risk Practice Leader

Alert: Coordinated Ransomware Attacks Targeting Hospitals

Cyber threats are looming over the health care industry even as the Coronavirus pandemic is resurging. As noted in this Reuters News story, “Eastern European criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged healthcare facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next.”

If you click through to the story, you can see the threat is severe – with some hospitals reverting to operating paper.

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) did release an advisory this week warning of a wide scale ransomware attack targeting hospitals and other healthcare providers.

The advisory goes into important detail about the threat, its likely origins and evolving nature. At this time, it’s not clear how widely or severely it will spread.

In the event that there is any merit to this threat the Risk Strategies Claims team remains ready 24/7 to assist our clients in the process of engaging incident response resources and reporting claims.

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