North Korea is targeting hospitals with ransomware, U.S. agencies warn

Kevin Collier reports:

The U.S. government said Wednesday that North Korea is behind a recent strain of ransomware cyberattacks on hospitals and other health care facilities.

The warning is the starkest alert to date that North Korea, which the U.S. has long alleged uses its hackers to raise money for state programs like its nuclear weapons development, has turned to locking up essential American services as a new way to generate money for the state.

In its joint warning, the FBI, Treasury Department and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said North Korean government hackers have been using a strain of ransomware called Maui to infect American hospitals since May 2021.

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