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U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say

Added 10-29-20 01:07:02am EST - “An alert warns hospitals and health care providers that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers.

Some U.S. hospitals have been hit by coordinated ransomware attacks designed to infect systems for financial gain, federal agencies and a private-sector cybersecurity company warned on Wednesday.

A joint advisory by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI says there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to U.S. hospitals and health care providers.

⚠️ There is an imminent and increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.We released an advisory with the @FBI & @HHSgov about this #ransomware threat that uses #Trickbot and #Ryuk malware. Here is how to mitigate your risk: https://t.co/joBOCx5Usk

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