UK Medical Firm Working On Coronavirus Hit With Maze Ransomware Attack – Expert Insight

Cyber gangsters failed attack on a research firm working on the Covid-19 vaccine, despite earlier claims by many ransomware groups including Maze (the offender) that they would avoid targeting healthcare.

Please see the comment below about how the healthcare sector can better protect itself against these type of attacks, including securing the cloud based data that remote working relies upon, covering up the unique IT vulnerabilities of the sector, the importance of IT infrastructure more widely and why attacks of this nature are likely to persist.

Mick Bradley, VP EMEA,  Arcserve
March 24, 2020
To minimize the impact of potential attacks, all businesses need to set up centralised security protocols for detection and response, carefully review
The attack on Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) isn’t the last time we’ll see cyber threats impact the healthcare sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, whether directly or indirectly. By their very nature, cybercriminals are dishonest and cannot be trusted to do the right thing during this crisis, particularly as it’s set to last a long time and they rely on ransomware payments for their i ....
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