COVID-19 Response

October 2020

  • FBI Healthcare Alert - Imminent Threat Of Widespread Ryuk Attack Posted on: October 29, 2020     In: COVID-19 Response

    The FBI and DHS-CISA issued a warning on October 28, 2020 about an imminent threat to hospitals and healthcare providers. They represent that they have credible information to suggest there will be a widespread Ryuk ransomware attack this weekend (October 30 - November 1), and the FBI, DHS and the NSA's Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center are currently investigating the matter. It is recommended that hospitals and healthcare providers implement the following measures as soon as possible.

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  • The Next Major Public Health Crisis Posted on: October 15, 2020     In: COVID-19 Response

    In 2014, a business associate of a healthcare entity was notified by law enforcement that it had suffered a cyberattack to the company's information system. The hackers were able to access and exfiltrate the health information of more than 6 million people from numerous entities served by the business associate. In addition to a fine issued by OCR, a related covered entity was sued and a multimillion-dollar settlement was reached. OCR placed the covered entity under a very detailed corrective action plan.

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