A False Promise of Pause on Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare


The Internet has been buzzing with reports that ransomware operators promise not to target health and medical organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that disruptions to healthcare organizations caused by ransomware can prove fatal, and the risk of an attack during COVID-19 has amplified the danger. It is too early to know whether there is a decrease in attacks; however, we believe ransomware groups are still working with other malware operators in setting the stage for a maelstrom of attacks.

In this latest Threat Intel report, Lizzie Cookson lists the other effects we expect COVID-19 will have on ransomware.

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