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Ransomware Threat Against Medical Facilities

Oct 30, 2020 | IT News

Ransomware Threat Against Medical Facilities

Oct 30, 2020 | IT News

Healthcare providers, please READ THIS:

It has been reported that officials from the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been following a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States.  

The online communications that they have been following are affiliated with a Russian-speaking ransomware group. This group of cybercriminals have been discussing plans to deploy ransomware at more than 400 healthcare facilities in the U.S. 

For more information regarding this warning to healthcare providers click here to read the full article from Krebs on Security. 

What You Need To Do: 

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent all ransomware attacks but the best things you can do to protect your business are: 

  1. Have Backup Solutions 
    Backups are the only thing that can save an organization’s data after a ransomware attack has already occurred. You need to have offline backups AND cloud backups.  
  1. Employee Training 
    End user training is essential to protect your business. The best way to prevent a ransomware attack is to make sure no malicious links or attachments are clicked in the first place. Devfuzion offers training for your employees so they can be aware of cyber attacks and learn how to recognize malicious emails.  
  1. Cyber Security Solutions 
    We also offer comprehensive email protection solutions which can help against spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing and spyware attacks. 

It’s always better to prevent a ransomware infection from happening in the first place than to have to restore your backups in response to an infection that has already occurred. This is why we highly recommend implementing Backup Solutions, Employee Training, and Cyber Security Solutions as part of your business plan. 

Questions? 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about Ransomware or other cyber threats. For more information about Ransomware view our Ransomware: Explanation & Prevention blog.

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