Analysis: Top Ransomware Gangs Targeting Healthcare Sector

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Ransomware attacks are continuing to threaten the U.S. and global healthcare sectors, in part due to many entities' high dependency on legacy systems and lack of security resources, says new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center.

By analyzing ransomware activity in the U.S. and global healthcare sectors during the third quarter – from July 1 to Sept. 30 – HC3 says it identified ten major ransomware groups affecting organizations, with the Conti ransomware group being the most active in the U.S. and globally.

In total, HC3 tracked 68 ransomware incidents affecting healthcare organizations...

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