The world is already dealing with a deadly virus outbreak, and the situation is only worsened by computer viruses disrupting businesses and affecting individuals.
The American healthcare system, while it’s stretched thin fighting the coronavirus outbreak, might also be dealing with another kind of virus. Hundreds of US hospitals and medical facilities might be targeted by hackers that are planning to introduce viruses in the system of these facilities, targeting patient data. The intent is to keep the data “hostage” and demand ransom. The hackers are most likely trying to capitalize on the mayhem and confusion caused by the virus outbreak.
Another virus, dubbed “Emotet,” is targeting the finances of individuals and businesses in New Zealand. The virus installs ransomware on a computer without the owner’s knowledge and targets financial data and credentials.
The issue was identified, and a warning was issued by CERT NZ, an agency that supports individuals and businesses targeted for cyber attacks.
“The virus can affect computers that use Windows.” And the agency further elaborated that the virus may deploy malware to enable ransomware attacks, similar to those attacking the healthcare system in the US.
This is a troubling development, primarily when the relevant authorities are engaged elsewhere. Any business, whether or not it’s directly related to healthcare, might be a potential target. Ironically, many businesses tend to be rather callous regarding cybersecurity, thinking they don’t have data that’s worth stealing or a system that’s worthy of designing a virus for.
This is a mistake. In today’s data-driven world, a random of information can be the key to completing a full puzzle, and that random piece of information might come from your business. So if you have a chink in your cybersecurity armor that these virus outbreaks, which affect healthcare systems and businesses in another country, can exploit, it might be high time to fix it.
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A digital virus outbreak can be deadly for a business. Not because of the financial threat it poses, but because of its potential to destroy essential business data. Such a virus can set a company back years. So if you haven’t taken the necessary disaster recovery and backup measures, you may want to include that in your cybersecurity overhauling goals as well. That way, you will not be as vulnerable as some healthcare facilities are against both virus outbreaks.