CynergisTek has heard from several hospitals across the nation of attempted malware attacks.  Last month one incident in particular provided another example of the threat and there were some key things to learn from it. Last month a large hospital began receiving a series of email messages indicative of a malware issue. The email messages were only being sent to system administrators, so the attack was not quickly identified and the email messages were not discovered until nearly six hours later. As a result, the organization’s help desk was added to the email distribution list to get more eyes on future email alerts. A few things to know about the attack:

Several contributors to this incident include:

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