Cyber experts warn of 'aggressive' threat actor targeting healthcare

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The security firm Mandiant Intelligence has raised the alarm about FIN12, the threat actor behind ransomware attacks disproportionately affecting the healthcare sector.

Mandiant characterized FIN12 as "aggressive" and "financially motivated," specializing in ransomware deployment while relying on other bad actors to gain access to victims.

"FIN12’s operations provide illustration that no target is off limits when it comes to ransomware attacks, including those that provide critical care functions," wrote researchers in the report.

"Almost 20% of directly observed FIN12 victims were in...

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