US government warns health and pharma companies after series of ransomware attacks
As experts warn that pharma companies are increasingly being targeted for cyberattacks, the US government is providing new details about a series of ransomware attacks that have hit the health sector over the last year.
The attacks, using a ransomware dubbed Maui, are believed to come from North Korea, according to a joint statement by the FBI, Department of the Treasury, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files on a device, rendering the files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Attackers then demand a ransom in exchange for decryption.
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