Well, for a minute I thought maybe the virus would help people band together. Not so much. Here come the criminals. The Department of Health and Human Services discovered an attempt at a ransomware attack just as they were preparing a response to the coronavirus. Are you kidding me? I can understand trying to make some money, but this has zero to do with money. This is a global pandemic. Why attack an organization that can help? I just don’t get it.
Thankfully, HHS had some measures in place that allowed them to detect the intrusion and stop it before any serious damage was done. I hope more and more organizations and businesses can put measures in place to stop these attacks so that ransomware goes away. It is such a crime.
Sheryl is the CEO of Discovery Computers and Forensics and Tier3MD.