computer with ransomware message on its screen These health care-centric attacks should put employers and their benefits partners on notice, as employees’ personal health care information may be caught in the crossfire. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cyberthreats have become an everyday issue that companies must guard against, implementing privacy and security measures to mitigate the risk of a breach. The list of threats continues to grow, with one of the latest ransomware groups setting its sites on health care.

A note put out by the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) says that “Hive,” an aggressive ransomware group, may target the health care and public health sector infrastructure and data operations. Hive has operated since last June and has targeted the health care sector before.

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