FIN12 Ransomware Group Specializes in Healthcare Cyberattacks

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Nearly 20 percent of FIN12 ransomware group’s cyberattacks were targeted at the healthcare sector, and over 70 percent of attacks were targeted at US-based entities, a new report from Mandiant Intelligence discovered.

The group appears to be Russian-speaking and has been active since at least October 2018, researchers found. Many ransomware groups claim to be morally against targeting critical infrastructure, education, and healthcare entities, making FIN12 stand out from the rest.

“FIN12 is unique among many tracked ransomware-focused actors today because they do not typically engage in multi-faceted extortion and have disproportionately impacted...

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