Healthcare system facing "imminent" cyber threat – FBI

Insurance Business

Ryan Smith

The US healthcare system is facing an “increased and imminent” threat of cyberattack, federal agencies have warned, with ransomware attempts designed to disable hospital information systems on the rise.

The FBI and other federal agencies warned that they had credible information of increased cyber threats to US hospitals and healthcare providers, according to a report by The Guardian. The alert said that a Russian-speaking criminal gang is targeting the healthcare industry with cyberattacks that produce “data theft and disruption of healthcare services.” Ransomware attacks crippled at least five US hospitals last week alone, The Guardian reported.

“We are experiencing the most significant cybersecurity threat we’ve ever...

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