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Microsoft issues targeted notification to hospitals vulnerable to Ransomware attacks

April 2, 2020

Microsoft is warning dozens of hospitals of the risks of ransomware attacks due to insecure VPN devices and gateways exposed online.

Recently Microsoft has published details about human-operated ransomware attacks that targeted organizations in various industries.

Human-operated ransomware is a technique usually employed in nation-state attacks that is becoming very popular in the cybercrime ecosystem.

In human-operated ransomware attack scenario, attackers use stolen credentials, exploit misconfiguration and vulnerabilities to access target networks, attempt to escalate privileges and move laterally, and deliver malware and exfiltrate data.

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