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Ransomware that won’t quit: SamSam still pummeling U.S. healthcare

The SamSam ransomware group has targeted 67 organizations this year, with a majority of attacks in the US and the healthcare sector being the preferred choice. The group has earned over $6m from victims, and its success can be attributed to its method of spreading through web and app vulnerabilities. Healthcare organizations are particularly vulnerable due to weak security measures such as weak passwords and failure to monitor login attempts. To prevent attacks, organizations should restrict access to public-facing ports, use multi-factor authentication, and maintain offline backups.

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