US Health Dept warns of Royal Ransomware targeting healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new warning today for the country’s healthcare organizations regarding ongoing attacks from a relatively new operation, the Royal ransomware gang.

The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) —HHS’ security team— revealed in a new analyst note published Wednesday that the ransomware group has been behind multiple attacks against U.S. healthcare orgs.

“Since its appearance, HC3 is aware of attacks against the Healthcare and Public Healthcare (HPH) sector,” the advisory says.

Read more…
Source: Bleeping Computer

Related story: CommonSpirit Health ransomware attack exposed data of 623,000 patients