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Feds Warn of ‘Imminent’ Cyber Threat to Healthcare Facilities
November 12, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services are warning that — with the increase in COVID-19 cases — healthcare facilities are being aggressively targeted by hackers, according to the Government Technology website.
Some two dozen hospitals have already been hit.
The agencies have jointly published a warning about an "imminent and increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers" in a recent advisory.
Some experts believe the source of the attack is a Russian threat group known as Wizard Spider. The group is known to deploy the trojan malware Trickbot and Ryuk ransomware.