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Brooklyn & Vermont US hospitals hit by ransomware attacks

October 30, 2020


Ryuk ransomware operators continue the target the US healthcare industry, the last victims in order of time are the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and the University of Vermont Health Network.

The news of the attack comes a few hours after The FBI, the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued a joint alert to warn hospitals and healthcare providers of imminent ransomware attacks from Russia.

This security advisory describes the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with cyber criminals that could target organizations in the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH) to infect systems with Ryuk ransomware.

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