FBI warning: Trickbot and ransomware attackers plan big hit on US hospitals


US healthcare providers, already under pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, have been put on high alert over Trickbot malware and ransomware targeting the sector.

The warning over an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers” comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The US healthcare sector is under threat from infection by Trickbot, one of the largest botnets in the world, against which Microsoft took US legal action earlier this month in an effort to gain control of its servers. Within a day of the seizure, Trickbot command-and-control servers and domains were replaced with new infrastructure.

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Source: ZDNet