FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Healthcare System

Independent security experts say the assault has already hobbled at least four U.S. hospitals this month, and could potentially impact hundreds more.

  • Published 28 October 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least four U.S. hospitals this month, and could potentially impact hundreds more. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” They said “malicious cyber actors”… Read at AP News