COVID-19 Impact on Ransomware, Threats, Healthcare Cybersecurity

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

COVID-19 has significantly shifted the threat landscape from attacks on individuals and small businesses to critical infrastructure, governments, and major corporations, according to Interpol. Malicious cyberattacks were behind the majority of healthcare IT security incidents, while ransomware demands soared as “big game” variants dominated the threat landscape.

Previously, reports showed ransomware attacks remained consistent with the number of incidents seen during the last half of 2019. However, the actual number of successful attacks declined amid the crisis. But those numbers did not reflect the actual activity ongoing behind the scenes.

According to Interpol...

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