Are Academic Healthcare Systems Top COVID-19 Attack Targets?

GovInfoSecurity.com

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Educational institutions and healthcare sector entities both have been favorite targets of hackers during the coronavirus pandemic - but academic healthcare systems involved with COVID-19 research appear to be in the bullseye. Among the latest institutions reportedly hit is the University of California San Francisco.

UCSF last week reportedly confirmed that it was a target of an "illegal intrusion," according to news outlet Bloomberg, which noted that the university declined to comment on the parts of its network impacted.

However, hackers from the ransomware group Netwalker on a dark website claimed

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