Despite an apparent decline in activity against hospitals during 2022, ransomware attacks have continued to endanger medical care and patient health this year and show no signs of abating.
Ransomware gangs typically have not restrained their avarice for healthcare organizations. Despite the pledges of some gangs in 2020 to refrain from attacking medical facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks continued to plague the industry across the globe. While U.S. law enforcement agencies have focused more attention on threat groups that target critical infrastructure, that scrutiny — and potential for causing patient deaths — has not deterred some ransomware gangs from attacking hospitals.
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