This new type of ransomware — which was linked to a cyberattack against an Ohio-based health system in August — employs a multi-pronged approach, focusing not only on encrypting sensitive data but also on terminating backup processes to make it harder for organizations to recover from the attack.
The model can be used to outline the steps involved in a ransomware attack and thereby enabling healthcare providers to block the attackers themselves at each step.
Criminals have launched a ransomware attack against the Department of Health in Ireland, shortly after a similar cyberattack shut down much of the IT infrastructure at the Health Service Executive (HSE). The Irish government confirmed the latest attempt yesterday, two days after the HSE was hit by a new variant of the Conti ransomware virus …
A survey of healthcare cybersecurity professionals by HIMSS details the most common types of cyber attacks, it’s impact on patient care as well as solutions hospitals and health systems have implemented to prevent falling prey to this type of criminal activity.
The best path forward for healthcare organizations is first to understand the characteristics, causes, and indicators of ransomware attacks and then be proactive in taking preventative measures.
The FBI, along with two other federal agencies, released a joint advisory warning that the U.S. healthcare system is the target of a concerted ransomware attack. Cybersecurity experts are urging healthcare organizations to shore up their IT networks and remain vigilant.