Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:36 PM North Korean hackers are attacking US healthcare organizations with ransomware trends now
The US government warned North Korea-based hackers are attacking healthcare organizations with ransomware.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Wednesday it first observed Maui ransomware on servers, which contain medical records, imaging and intranet services, in May 2021.
The advisory note, which is also from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and US Treasury Department, states that the ransomware has caused outages and disruptions of healthcare services for 'prolonged periods.'
It is unclear how the hackers are infecting the servers, but the cyberthieves 'likely assume healthcare organizations are willing to pay ransoms because these organization provide serves that are critical to human life and health.'
The FBI, CISA, and Treasury highly discourage paying ransoms as doing so does not guarantee files and records will be recovered and may pose sanctions risks.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Wednesday it has observed Maui ransomware on servers, which contain medical records, imaging and intranet services
North Korea is known for ransoming data to steal cryptocurrency – hackers in the country stole almost $400 million worth in 2021 and a separate group took more than $600 million this past April.
FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director Bryan Vorndran said in a statement: 'The FBI, along with