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Hackers Bearing Down on U.S. Hospitals Have More Attacks Planned

  • Cyber firm says malware already implanted in 10 more hospitals
  • U.S. agencies warned of credible threat to medical facilities
The health-care attacks have been ongoing since at least September, according to cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike.

The health-care attacks have been ongoing since at least September, according to cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A Russia-based ransomware group responsible for a new wave of attacks against U.S. hospitals is laying the groundwork to cripple at least ten more, according to the cybersecurity firm Prevailion Inc.

Prevailion’s analysis comes a day after the FBI and two other federal agencies issued a warning about an imminent and credible threat to hospitals and health-care providers from cyber-attacks, including ransomware capable of locking entire computer networks.