Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

As COVID-19 ravages international healthcare systems, cybercriminals have decided to leverage the increasingly dire circumstances to squeeze a few bucks out of the human suffering.

According to new findings from Check Point Software, healthcare organizations have seen a 45-percent increase in cyberattacks since November, which is more than double other industry sectors, which a average 22-percent increase.

Researchers said these attacks include botnets, remote code execution and DDoS, but it’s ransomware that’s really become the weapon-of-choice against healthcare organizations.

Read more…
Source: ThreatPost

Related story: Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector