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ASPR Warns Ransomware Threat is Persistent, as Actors Leak More Data

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, provided an update on the joint federal alert regarding the imminent wave of ransomware attacks targeting the healthcare sector.

The warning follows the dark web posting of data proofs allegedly stolen from a dental insurer and an orthopedic specialist.

The FBI has been actively investigating an ongoing wave of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector, for which HHS and the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency warned providers in hopes that the sector would quickly ensure the veracity and effectiveness of business continuity plans to minimize potential disruptions to operations.

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