Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

October 31, 2020

An imminent cybercrime threat warning issued by the FBI, HHS, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) declares that malicious actors are infecting networks with Ransomware, notably Ryuk and Conti, for financial gain. The warning urges timely and reasonable precautions from TrickBot and BazarLoader malware that initiates in phishing campaigns and leads to ransomware attacks, data theft, and the disruption of healthcare services. Full documentation is at this link.

The AMA and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have created two resources to help physicians and hospitals guard against cyber threats. Those resources and additional cyber security information can be found at the AMA’s cybersecurity webpage.