The COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Stopped Computer Crime

The combination of hospitals and security has been a longstanding issue. So of course it goes on being an issue during COVID-19. Microsoft is Alerting Hospitals Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks.

Microsoft has started to send targeted notifications to dozens of hospitals about vulnerable public-facing VPN devices and gateways located on their network.

As part of their tracking of various groups behind human-operated ransomware attacks, Microsoft has seen one of the operations known as REvil (Sodinokibi) targeting vulnerabilities in VPN devices and gateway appliances to breach a network.

With the health care industry already under pressure, I can’t imagine what the loss of their record-keeping would do.