Just a few weeks ago several federal agencies, including the HHS and the FBI, issued a joint cybersecurity advisory warning healthcare organizations about an increased and imminent cybercrime threat from Russian criminal groups targeting hospitals with Ryuk ransomware. We at CyberMaxx have also issued threats to our customers warning of Maze ransomware targeting Cognizant.
“The threat of a ransomware attack on healthcare organizations has never been more real, and the sophistication of bad actors and their attacks have grown tremendously over the past few months,” says Thomas Lewis, CEO of CyberMaxx. What makes these cyberattacks so potent is their ability to go unnoticed weeks or even months before they execute encryption of the victim’s data files. This gives malicious actors insight into the most valuable resources and systems which they leverage as ransom.