Weekly Threat Report 31st March 2017

Criminals target US healthcare sector

The cyber division of the FBI recently issued an alert warning of criminal activity targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers operating in ‘anonymous’ mode, associated with the US medical and dental facilities.

The criminals involved are reportedly motivated by the potential to access protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII). This data is then used by criminals to extort healthcare business owners…

Link: Weekly Threat Report 31st March 2017
Source: NCSC Reports