HHS HC3: BlackMatter Threat to Health Sector 'Reduced'

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

U.S. authorities have mixed news for the healthcare and public health sector. The good news: The threat level posed by ransomware-as-a-service gang BlackMatter is reduced. The bad news: Other cybercriminals will undoubtedly fill the gap - if they haven't already.

In an advisory, the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center said it has lowered the threat level posed by BlackMatter to the health sector to "guarded" after having...

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