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HHS issues warning for healthcare ransomware threats

Becker's Health IT

Naomi Diaz

The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordinator Center warned the healthcare sector about a cybercrime group targeting the industry.

In a Jan. 6 alert, the department detailed that financially-motivated cybercrime group Mespinoza is increasing its capabilities to target more frequently.

The group has developed its own ransomware variant, known as PYSA, that can encrypt victims' files.

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