As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware.
With the healthcare sector being at the forefront of the global response to the disease, delivering uninterrupted care to patients is essential. But despite the claims of some criminal gangs, who pledged not to target healthcare, the sector will enjoy no magical cybercrime immunity.
While some gangs claim to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, or to provide free decryptors for healthcare organizations, any malware infection leads to disruption, and even a free decryptor won’t replace lost time, unavailable systems and resulting delays to treatment or research (see: COVID-19 Complication: Ransomware Keeps Hitting Healthcare).
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