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7 Cyberattacks Against Pandemic-Stressed Healthcare Orgs

Security Boulevard

Ericka Chickowski

It’s only been a couple weeks since our team at Business Insights predicted that healthcare organizations would still be targeted by cybercriminals amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The prognostications are proving sadly accurate. Pandemic or no, healthcare cyberattacks keep coming—in spite of some cybercriminals’ promises to the contrary.

Since our last update on threat pressure against healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, news outlets reported that several criminal actors in the ransomware world had vowed to take it easy on hospitals and public health organizations.

A story from Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer on March 18 reported that he’d reached out to five major ransomware operators to ask if they’d keep targeting health and medical organizations during the pandemic. Four of the five ...

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