The Surprising Ways a Hospital can be Infected with Ransomware

In Part IV of our interview series, What You Need to Know: Hospital Ransomware Attacks, we ask Tom Andre, VP of Information Systems at CAP, Inc. about the various ways that ransomware and other malware gets into a computer system in the first place. These include phishing attacks, in which an email is sent with infected links or attachments. Once the recipient clicks on the infected link or attachment, malware can be installed on the computer, which can then go on to infect the entire system.

Mr. Andre also describes how these emails are frequently designed to appear legitimate, often seeming to come from someone in the company. In addition to phishing attacks, for example, many companies have been taken in by attacks in which hackers create a fake email account to impersonate the company’s CEO. The fake account will then be used to request things like wire transfers or confidential company information from unsuspecting employees. See below to watch Part IV of our series, or click here for the full interview.

 

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