CybelAngel, a global leader in digital risk protection, has published in-depth original research revealing how cybercriminals plan health care-related fraud, ransomware and other attacks by obtaining stolen credentials, leaked database files and other materials from specialized sources in the cybercrime underground.
In the new paper, “Healthcare Data Actively Targeted and Sold on the Dark Web,” CybelAngel analysts describe how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s strain on hospitals, coupled with the health care industry’s porous cybersecurity defenses, give criminals ample ability and resources to methodically launch lucrative intrusions jeopardizing patient safety.
“Cybercrime attacks that disable hospitals and weaponize stolen medical records are unconscionable – and particularly ruthless during a pandemic, when the uptime of every care facility and accuracy of every health record determines whether lives are saved,” said Camille Charaudeau, vice president of product strategy at CybelAngel. “While the volume and stakes of these attacks can feel overwhelming, our research shows that sealing off a few specific types of exposed data could have a meaningful effect by disrupting the supply chains adversaries rely on to execute these attacks.”
To better understand threats to health care facilities, CybelAngel researchers tracked bad actors targeting French hospitals, the criminals’ methods and perceived gains. Available online, the research includes in-depth analysis with attackers conversations and security recommendations. Key findings include:
CybelAngel is the only Digital Risk Protection Platform comprehensively monitoring for data leaks across every layer of the Web, including the billions of exposed internet-connected devices that exist outside organizations’ defended perimeters. CybelAngel’s AI-powered platform and analyst team additionally study underground activity to identify credible threats to customers and inform the wider security community. Practical, urgent security recommendations in today’s research include:
To learn more, visit CybelAngel.com.
*By entering your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding TechNation Magazine, Webinars, and Exclusive Promos.
© 2021, TechNation Magazine. Site designed by MD Publishing, Inc.