Ransomware surge imperils hospitals as pandemic intensifies

Washington (AFP) – Hackers are stepping up attacks on health care systems with ransomware in the United States and other countries, creating new risks for medical care as the global coronavirus pandemic accelerates. Alerts from US authorities and security researchers highlight a wave of cyberattacks on hospitals coping with rising virus infections.An unusual warning this week from the FBI with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, underscored the threat.The three agencies “have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and…

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