Hospitals grapple with trickbot ransomware

A brand-new wave of infections is upon us, and U.S. authorities say it could get much worse, but it’s not due to the coronavirus. The latest onslaught to overtake the healthcare industry in the middle of a pandemic is a spike in ransomware security breaches. 

The culprits are ruthless, preying on healthcare providers. When a healthcare provider is breached, patient care is disrupted, which increases the urgency to pay off attackers. This is exactly what the criminal Russian gang, UNC 1878 (Wizard Spider), is banking on during a time when some hospitals are already feeling strained.