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Russian-speaking hackers unleashing major attacks on U.S. hospitals grappling with surging Covid cases, officials warn

Russian-speaking hackers unleashing major attacks on U.S. hospitals grappling with surging Covid cases, officials warn

10/29/2020 6:54:00 AM

Russian-speaking hackers unleashing major attacks on U.S. hospitals grappling with surging Covid cases, officials warn

U.S. officials warned of 'credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers' on Thursday.

the Associated Press that the attack was launched by the Eastern European gang known as UNC1878, who are"deliberately targeting and disrupting U.S. hospitals, forcing them to divert patients to other healthcare providers" in what he called"the most significant cyber security threat we've ever seen in the United States."

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Newsweek subscription offers >United Health Services, which operates over 250 U.S. hospitals and medical facilities, was crippled by a Ryuk attack in September. The health network was forced to shut down their compromised computer system in response. Employees defaulted to using pens and paper to keep records.

Ryuk, named after a character from the Japanese manga seriesDeath Noteattackthat hobbled the systems of several major U.S. newspapers in late 2018.On Tuesday, hackers released election data from Hall County, Georgia, said to be"example files" that do not compromise the election, after their attempts to extort officials using"DoppelPaymer" ransomware proved fruitless, according to

The Wall Street Journalreportedlycaused a German woman's death in September after an attack using the same software caused delays at a hospital.The potential attack on the health care system comes less than a week before the presidential election, but officials say that the hackers are motivated by profit rather than politics.

Newsweekreached out to the CISA for comment.Russian-speaking hackers hope to enrich themselves by hijacking hospital computers with"ransomware" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials warn. Read more: Newsweek »

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Trump’s COVID Task Force Is Livid Over the Trump White House’s ‘We Ended COVID’ ReportHealth officials and scientists working on the Trump administration’s coronavirus response said on Tuesday they are personally offended by the White House’s announcement that it has successfully ended the COVID-19 pandemic—a pandemic that is, in fact, worsening.In a statement released Tuesday afternoon Mission Accomplished? See.....a bunch of liars!!!! Really who won the task force told you that they were livid or did you just guys make this up so that your viewers keep the hatred in their heart and believe all the lies you spew with them

Column One: She's pregnant, she has COVID-19, and she can't breatheVery little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on women and the babies they carry.

L.A. celebrations likely added to spread of COVID, agency saysWith Los Angeles hoping to celebrate another major sports title in a matter of days, the city might be paying a price for one earlier in the month. 😳 No really Get real..

School Reopenings And Relaxed Gathering Limits Have The Biggest Impact On Covid-19 CasesA study looking at the link between Covid-19 case resurgence and population-level intervention measures found that school reopenings and lifting bans on gatherings of more than 10 people were the most significant causes of a growing outbreak. Schools have a big influence on Covid-19 cases. How to end the COVID-19 pandemic StopCovid GreatLockdown

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over timeAntibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community. I’m so sick of the pandemic. Someday we will be able to enjoy normal again but I don’t know how much of the world before covid will be there waiting. 🥺 Know a few people who have had COVID in April and now they don't have antibodies when tested. Cover the dramatic rise of Covid cases in Armenia since the AzerbaijaniAggression towards Artsakh. WHO

Close to 800,000 US kids infected with Covid-19Children account for 11% of all Covid-19 cases in the US, a 14% increase over the past two weeks, the American Academy of Pediatrics says What about hospitalization? 0 %? Fakenews activists not journalists... narrative not news. What did you see my blue eyed son & darling young one.... Hard rain gonna fall.. The corona is blowing in the wind... The victory of good over evil is imminent & indispensable, US & the World will flourish in an unprecedented way, my word, my legacy..