Under-Equipped, Under Siege: Healthcare Faces New Attacks, Old Headaches

As if it didn’t have enough to worry about, the healthcare industry is being stalked by a mysterious new adversary.

Last last month, Symantec identified a new attack group, dubbed Orangeworm, that deployed the Kwampirs backdoor in a targeted attack campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

While the identity of the attack group still remains unclear, the perpetrators have demonstrated both sophistication and a highly-organized approach in their attempts to collect information on their targets in the healthcare supply chain. Symantec telemetry found that almost 40 percent of Orangeworm’s confirmed victim organizations operate within the healthcare industry.

Read more at Symantec

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