Ransomware is Now Killing People
Plus Iranian hackers charged, Iranian groups sanctioned, Russians charged with defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges, DOE cybersecurity official leaving
Ransomware is bad and it’s getting worse is so many ways (promo: I’ve got a column coming up Monday on this very subject over at CSO) but no one has been able to pin a death on ransomware…until now. A ransomware attack shut down the IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany and forced a woman needing attention to go to another city for medical attention, where she died. Associated Press has the story.