Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Current International Ransomware Campaign Alert

As you may have heard on the news recently, the U.S. government is aware of an international ransomware campaign that may be affecting health care and public health sector assets in addition to other sectors. This new ransomware attack was first observed yesterday, June 27, 2017.  

The impacted entities are mostly focused in the EU at this time but there are reports of a U.S. health care entity being impacted as well. Multiple sectors including financial, telecom, transportation, health care and energy have reported that their operations are impacted.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

Click here for a summary of information ASPR sent out regarding the ransomware campaign that you might find helpful.

In addition, the National Health Information-Sharing and Analysis Center has shared the following TLP-White Message and will continue to share information here. The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has also shared the following Threat Bulletin.

If you have any questions, please contact AHCA’s Dana Halvorson or Erin Prendergast 

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