American Hospital Association (AHA): Take Steps to Prepare Against the Latest Ransomware Attack

“The CLOP ransomware group poses an advanced threat that is highly proficient in identifying and exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities in secure file transfer systems,” said John Riggi, AHA’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk. “They have penetrated thousands of organizations worldwide, including health care, to steal sensitive data and execute high impact ransomware attacks through their tactics. It is highly recommended that organizations identify such file transfer system applications, apply known patches, limit access for essential use and encrypt sensitive data in transit regardless of which file transfer system you use.”

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