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Daily Archives: October 28, 2020

  • Patch Lady – make sure you are protected

    Posted on October 28th, 2020 at 21:14 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    To specifically target hospitals and healthcare with ransomware is pure evil.

    Brian Krebs reports that the “CISA, FBI, and HHS have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”  Earlier today a webcast was also talking about this risk.

    I’ve installed the October patches.

    I’ve checked to make sure backups are working (and not backing up to a drive that is accessible by the user making the backup – look to your backup vendor/ask them if their solution does this).

    I’ve made sure that my email has spam filters and email hygiene turned on.

    I’ve repositioned my tinfoil hat so my paranoia is turned full on.

    If you work for healthcare or know of someone in healthcare reach out to them and warn them that they are being targeted by cyber attackers and be extra careful.