Technology Amid pandemic, hospitals warned of 'credible' and 'imminent' cyberthreat
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The FBI, CISA and HHS areof an upcoming ransomware attack on hospitals.
“CISA, FBI, and HHS have credible information of an increased and imminentthreat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. CISA, FBI, and HHS are sharing this information to provide warning to healthcare providers to ensure that they take timely and reasonable precautions to protect their networks from these threats,” a warning from the agencies said.
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The agencies say that the malware “Trickbot” is the primary method used to attack hospitals.
Best practices include patching networks, changing passwords and multifactor authentication. The three agencies also said hospital systems should be prepared and should have a risk mitigation plan that can easily be activated.
In September, one of the country's largest hospital chains said that all 250 of its locations had been hit with a ransomware attack.
United Health Servicesthat it "have had no indication that any patient or employee data was accessed, copied or misused."
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