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Attacks against Remote Desktop Protocol endpoints have exploded this year, warns ESET's latest Threat Report

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Re: the Nobelium gang

"But attacking hospitals for money should mean a bullet in the head. No pity there."

Completely agree. But health institutes/companies are heavily at risk for 2 reasons, and therefore a low hanging fruit for cyber-criminals:

- their security posture/competencies are *very* weak

- they have strict compliance requirements for securing data

Thus, a ramsomware attack is both easy to perform and has many chances of success.

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