AHA: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Lead to Healthcare Cyberattacks

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

The American Hospital Association (AHA) urged hospitals and health systems to remain vigilant against healthcare cyberattacks amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“The [US] government and NATO allies immediately responded to Russia’s actions with a series of economic and military sanctions,” the advisory stated.

“Now there is a concern that Russia may retaliate against the [US] and allied nations with disruptive cyberattacks in furtherance of its military and political objectives.”

The AHA noted that Russia previously deployed cyberattacks against Ukraine to disrupt its communications, financial institutions, and...

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