FBI warns of ransomware attacks on healthcare, public services

Becker's Health IT

Naomi Diaz

The FBI warned March 30 of ransomware attacks on local government agencies, which have resulted in disrupted operational services, risks to public safety and financial loss.

According to the report, ransomware incidents against local governments resulted in disruptions to public and health services, emergency and safety operations and the compromise of personal data.

The FBI is urging the local government agencies to take the following steps:

1. Do not pay ransoms.

2. Keep all operating systems and software up to date.

3. Implement a...

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