INTERPOL Warns of Cyber Attacks against Healthcare Institutions with Ransomware and Issues Global Threat Assessment

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On April 4, 2020, INTERPOL warned that cybercriminals are targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware. In response, the organization announced its Cybercrime Threat Response team is working closely with private partners in the cybersecurity industry to collection information and provide support to organizations targeted by ransomware.[1]  On April 6, 2020, INTERPOL issued a global threat assessment and, shortly before that, published international guidelines that outline the various roles carried out by law enforcement and how officers can protect themselves and their families during a pandemic.[2]