'The biggest risk is to your reputation': Colonial Pipeline hack reinforces cyberthreats in healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

The hack on Colonial Pipeline Co. over the weekend has underscored the threats that ransomware attacks are posing across several industries, including hospitals and health systems, according to a May 10 WTVD report.

DarkSide, a criminal gang based in Eastern Europe, orchestrated the hack that has led to the shutdown of a main pipeline that supplies gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast, according to a May 10 Wall Street Journal report.

"Every organization is facing these kinds of attacks every day. You just know it," Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed CIO Peter Marks, PhD, told WTVD. "It's incredibly serious."

In October, the FBI, HHS and the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency under the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning for...

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