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Health Care Organizations Warned of Venus Ransomware

The Health Care Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (IC3) recently released an Analyst’s Note to health care organizations providing information on a new variant of ransomware called Venus (also known as GOODGAME).

According to IC3, the threat actors “are known to target publicly exposed Remote Desktop Services to encrypt Windows devices.” The ransomware then “will attempt to terminate 39 processes associated with database servers and Microsoft Office applications” and will “delete event logs, Shadow Copy Volumes, and disable Data Execution Prevention using” AES and RSA algorithms and append the ‘.venus’ extension and a ‘goodgamer’ filemarker.

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 327
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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