Healthcare and medical research organizations under Cyberattack

February 22, 2021

The Washington Post and others report a surge in ransomware and other attacks. (reference)

Microsoft reports that its vast network of threat intelligence sources, identified several dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure. “Microsoft sent out a first-of-its-kind targeted notification with important information about the vulnerabilities, how attackers can take advantage of them, and a strong recommendation to apply security updates that will protect them from exploits of these particular vulnerabilities and others”.

Microsoft strongly recommends that all enterprises review VPN infrastructure for updates, as attackers are actively tailoring exploits to take advantage of remote workers”.

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