Advisory: New York State Department of Health Ransomware Advisory - 10/28/2020

Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is aware of three (3) ransomware attacks occurring over the last two weeks that have impacted a healthcare system and two of its hospitals, another distinct hospital, a local health department and its county-operated adult care facility. Phishing email has been identified as the source of attack in at least one of these incidents and is suspect in the others. As health care is currently the most targeted sector for phishing attacks, the NYSDOH would like to encourage healthcare organizations to maintain awareness of increasing cyber security threats, including those that come in the form of phishing emails.  See full advisory attached.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20