Wednesday, January 29, 2020

In Other News: New Ransomware Strain Targets Healthcare Sector

Each week, our newsletter has examples of companies devastated by ransomware attacks that carry an incredible cost and inflict reputational damage. Unfortunately, these attacks have become more pervasive this year, and hackers are not content to rest on their laurels. 

Instead, a new variant of ransomware called Zeppelin is being deployed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe to target healthcare companies and IT organizations. In addition, the ransomware is using MSPs to further infect companies via their management software. Notably, the ransomware is being deployed through remote desktop servers that are publicly exposed to the internet. 

The incident is a reminder that SMBs can’t afford to leave cybersecurity up to chance. These attacks can have devastating financial consequences for any organizations, which means that a robust defensive posture is a bottom line issue that will continue to become more critical in the year ahead.

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