3 Key Entry Points for Leading Ransomware Hacking Groups


Jessica Davis

The number of successful ransomware attacks declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but security leaders warned hacking groups have not ceased the barrage of attacks on healthcare. Understanding the key entry points of these sophisticated attacks will be crucial to reducing their success.

As Germany reported this week that a patient died as a direct result of a ransomware attack, the threat to patient safety is no longer a hypothetical situation.

In just the last few weeks, the data from at least five healthcare providers have been posted on the dark web for sale. The NetWalker, SunCrypt, and Pysa, or Mespinoza, and REvil hacking groups claim to have exfiltrated data from these entities before launching ransomware payloads.

These double extortion attempts have been...

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