The threat actors behind the infamous Ryuk Ransomware continue to target hospitals, even as they are involved in containing the Coronavirus outbreak.
The decision of the operators is not aligned with principal ransomware gangs that have announced they will no longer target health and medical organizations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Last week, experts at BleepingComputer contacted various ransomware operators, and some of them like DoppelPaymer and Maze groups announced that they would no target healthcare organizations during the pandemic.
Ryuk goes against the tide and continues to target the hospitals, the group never responded to the questions of BleepingComputer researchers.
“Since then, BleepingComptuer has learned that Ryuk continues to target hospitals even while they are struggling to keep people alive during the Coronavirus pandemic.” reported BleepingComputer.
“I can confirm that #Ryuk ransomware are still targeting
“Looks like a typical Ryuk attack at the moment, they deployed the ransomware with PsExec.”
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