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 Cherico
Sheryl is the CEO of Discovery Computers and Forensics and Tier3MD.