Guard cyber squad to help UVMMC with cyberattack - AP

The cyberwarriors of the Vermont National Guard have been deployed to help the embattled IT department at University of Vermont Medical Center with its cyberattack. But will the hospital have to raise the white flag of surrender?

"The FBI and two federal agencies warned in an alert last week that they had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” Independent security experts say the ransomware, called Ryuk, has already affected at least five U.S. hospitals last week and could potentially affect hundreds more. The FBI is investigating what happened with the UVM Health Network but has not said if it’s a ransomware attack."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-11-05 16:08:49 -0500