APT Hackers Targeting Healthcare, Essential Services Amid COVID-19

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Healthcare organizations and other essential services are again being warned that advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking groups are continuing to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic; this time to actively target organizations involved in both the national and international response.

According to the new joint alert from the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), officials have seen an uptick in Coronavirus-related password spraying campaigns as part of their cyber operations.

The latest APT campaign in specifically targeting...

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