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Potential imminent cyber threat to hospitals and healthcare providers

The FBI and DHS-CISA have issued a warning about an imminent threat to hospitals and healthcare providers.  They have credible information to suggest that there will be a widespread Ryuk ransomware attack this weekend, and the FBI, DHS and the NSA’s Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center are currently investigating the threat.  Based on recent news and court filings, it is clear that the Trickbot malware infrastructure was recently targeted for disruption by Microsoft and the US Cyber Command.

There is a fear that the targeted healthcare entities likely already have the encryption malware on their systems, the threat actors just have not commanded it to activate.   Click to read the full article, which includes a list of measures recommended by the government for hospitals and healthcare providers.