The Attack on the Most Vulnerable Ones: The Ransomware Attack on Ireland Health System
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.
Ransomware Attacks On The Healthcare Sector Are Skyrocketing
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.