IDG Contributor Network: Here I am, hack me
Those of us in healthcare are reeling from the recent ransomware attack at LabCorp. The company, one of the largest medical testing companies in the world, confirmed that a known group of bad actors penetrated their network late on a Friday night via an exposed RDP port, and infected more than 30,000 systems with SamSam ransomware. LabCorp deserves some kudos, given reports that they had the attack contained in less than 50 minutes, which is quite amazing, if true. Kudos notwithstanding, however, why did they allow their network to be penetrated in the first place?