'The long-term implications for our country are profound': Government looks to disrupt ransomware business
Amid an ongoing disruption to the delivery of fuel to the East Coast due to a cyberattack on a pipeline, a cybersecurity official said the U.S. government is looking at how to prevent companies and individuals from paying the hackers.news.yahoo.com
FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system
The cyberattacks involve ransomware, which scrambles data into gibberish that can only be unlocked with software keys provided once targets pay up. Sky Lakes acknowledged the ransomware attack in an online statement, saying it had no evidence that patient information was compromised. It said emergency and urgent care “remain available” The St. Lawrence system did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Increasingly, ransomware criminals are stealing data from their targets before encrypting networks, using it for extortion. A total of 59 U.S. healthcare providers/systems have been impacted by ransomware in 2020, disrupting patient care at up to 510 facilities, Callow said.