Hackers Hit Healthcare, Other Sectors With Cyber Espionage Attacks

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Unidentified hackers breached at least nine organizations in the energy, technology, education, defense, and healthcare sectors in a large-scale cyber espionage attack, Palo Alto Networks discovered, with the help of National Security Agency (NSA) officials. NSA and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials are actively tracking the threat.

Ryan Olson, a senior Palo Alto Networks executive, told CNN that the nine victims are likely the “tip of the spear,” and more victims are expected to emerge. The hacking group’s tactics overlap with those used by a known Chinese hacking group, but the NSA and CISA have not commented on the identity of the hackers.

On September 16, CISA released...

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