Lately, many cyber attacks disabled hotels around the Europe – hotels in Italy – Valtellina region, UK – Edinburgh and the list goes on and on.
No organization is safe. From hospitals dealing with surges in COVID-19 cases to hotels and restaurant in the Italy to UK train stations — the only rule businesses must learn is that it’s not a case of “if” but “when.”
Not only have hospitals been paralysed by the COVID-19, but recently, they’ve also become targets for a very sophisticated cyber-attack.
We’re offering you a screenshot of a negotiation for ransom in which Conti, a Russian-speaking ransomware group, was demanding $20 million from Ireland’s publicly funded health network.
In the spring of last year a number of criminal hacker crews pledged to leave hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare entities alone until the Covid-19 pandemic passed. At least one ransomware gang saw that as an opportunity.
Cybercriminals look to cash in on the vaccine rollout, including by falsely offering to help people jump the line