Cloud Mitigation for Ransomware, as COVID-19 Spurs Cyberattacks

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Providers are increasingly being targeted with cyberattacks and ransomware throughout COVID-19; edge-to-cloud security tactics could reduce the increased risk to the healthcare sector.

A host of cyberattack trends on the health sector emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hackers sought to take advantage of the crisis with ransomware and misinformation campaigns, according to a 4iQ report. Mitigation techniques, such as edge-to-cloud security, can help reduce the increased risk to the healthcare sector.

The report mirrors earlier findings on phishing, mobile, cloud, and impersonation attacks and sheds light on several crucial trends, highlighting the need for heightened precautions and due diligence across the healthcare sector. As noted by ForgeRock, the healthcare sector is the most targeted by hackers.

The threat intelligence team of 4iQ analyzed data collected on cybercrime campaigns leveraged between January 1 and May 1, to track prominent hacking trends spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report showed ...

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