KMS update: Imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. health care providers
FBI advisory: Ransomware activity targeting health care and public health sectors
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and two other federal agencies are warning of an imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. health care providers, noting that several hospitals across the country have already been hit. In a joint advisory, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), FBI, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said they have credible information that cybercriminals are taking aim at health care providers and public health agencies amid the COVID-19 pandemic using Ryuk ransomware for financial gain. Physician practices, hospitals, and public health organizations are advised to take precautions to protect their networks from such threats.