US Security vendor Stealthcare has warned that malware, already making significant inroads into healthcare, is beginning to turn its attention to other verticals. According to Jeremy Samide, CEO, Stealthcare: “Recent cyber attacks against hospitals in California and Kentucky, during which hackers encrypted their data with new strains of ransomware, are spreading to other industries.”
Those other industries that Samide is talking about are law firms and financial institutions. Back in February a Jacksonville, Florida law firm, Brown Firm, admitted they’d been attacked with ransomware. While the company said no data had been compromised it did admit that it was unable to access any records. In the end they paid the $2,500 in bitcoin demanded by the attacker.
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