The Department of Health and Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) today urged organizations to defend their networks against Rhysida ransomware. 

John Riggi, AHA’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk, said, “The Rhysida ransomware group is a recently emerged ransomware-as-a-service group involved in high-impact attacks across multiple sectors. Although the national origin of this group is unknown, it is noted that the group primarily targets organizations in Western nations. HC3 has stated that this group has engaged in recent attacks against the health care sector. As such, it is strongly recommended that hospitals and health systems prioritize this alert, enter the malware signatures into network defenses and implement risk mitigation procedures as soon as possible.”

For more information on this or other cyber and risk issues, contact Riggi at?jriggi@aha.org. For the latest cyber and risk resources and threat intelligence, visit aha.org/cybersecurity

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