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Panelists: Providers must be ‘defensive’ against ransomware

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With ransomware attacks on electronic health records, cloud providers and other systems more common than ever–and more sophisticated–providers must be “defensive,” according to government experts on cybersecurity. Speaking Thursday at a conference co-hosted by the Health and Human Services Department’s Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Ben Rossen, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, warned that while the overwhelming majority of ransomware events are caused by phishing, the attacks are evolving into more targeted spear phishing, the use of compromised websites, exploitation server vulnerabilities and “malvertising,” when a virus is delivered through a compromised ad. “[For some of these] you don’t need to click on anything [to become infected,” Rossen said.

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