Waves of attacks on US hospitals show a change in tactics for cybercriminals

November 17, 2020

They’re knowingly targeting hospitals

Waves of attacks on US hospitals show a change in tactics for cybercriminals

United States hospitals were targeted by two major cybersecurity attacks this fall: the first taking down Universal Health Services, a chain of hundreds of hospitals, and the second by a group called UNC1878 threatening hundreds of individual health care facilities all around the country. Targeting health care institutions directly marks a new approach for cybercriminals.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek provides quotes for this article, which focuses on the FBI’s recent warning and how cybercriminals are continuously adapting their attack tactics.

Click here to read/listen to the full story.

Previous Article
Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked
Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked

David Finn offered commentary, which covers U.S. unit of Italian-based eyewear maker and eye care center co...

Next Article
Drug Infusion System Flaw Could Lead to Attack
Drug Infusion System Flaw Could Lead to Attack

Carrie Whysall covers hospitals dealing with COVID-19 cases, having to resort to manual operation of any me...