HHS HC3 Warns Healthcare Sector of Hive Threats

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Federal authorities are warning the healthcare and public health sectors of aggressive, financially motivated attacks by the Hive ransomware group.

The cybercrime operation, which was the subject of an earlier advisory by the FBI, has been linked to a number of attacks on healthcare sector entities, including - allegedly - a recent incident experienced by Partnership HealthPlan of California, a nonprofit managed care health plan.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, or HC3, in an advisory Monday recommended that healthcare and public health entities raise their awareness and apply strong cybersecurity principles and practices in defending their infrastructure and data against compromises involving Hive.

"The Hive ransomware group has...

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