Newcomer cybergang Orangeworm targeting healthcare sector

The healthcare industry is under attack by a new cybergang named Orangeworm, which is striking with the Kwampirs backdoor.

The previously unknown group was identified by Symantec as it has systematically attacked healthcare sector and affiliated groups, primarily large organizations, in the United States, Europe and Asia. The related victims include equipment vendors, pharmaceuticals and IT solution providers for healthcare, Symantec reported.

Orangeworm does not exclusively target healthcare, but that sector receives the majority of the group’s attention with Symantec finding that 40 percent of its attacks hitting that industry, 15 percent going after IT, manufacturing 15 percent, logistics 8 percent and the remainder against unknown targets.

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