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Steer clear of this “TestNTrace” SMS spam

p>Yesterday I received an SMS from “TestNTrace”, with the message resembling an official NHS communication: The text reads as follows: NHS: You’ve been in close contact with a person who has contracted the Omicron variant. Please order a test kit via: [URL redacted] Well, that’s an alarming thing to wake up to. However, not everything is as it f
Publish At:2022-04-13 08:52 | Read:1127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams coronavirus covid-19 email NHS pandemic pcr test sms t

Covid app’s privacy information ruled not clear enough

The UK’s data watchdog has issued a reprimand to both the Scottish government and NHS National Services Scotland about their Covid Status app. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) urged both to act swiftly to address its concerns about the app that, according to the ICO, failed to provide people with clear details about how their personal
Publish At:2022-02-28 21:03 | Read:1944 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy contact tracing Covid ICO NHS QR code Scotland statu

Threat actor targets VMware Horizon servers using Log4Shell exploits, UK NHS warns

A threat actor attempted to exploit the Log4Shell vulnerability to hack VMWare Horizon servers at UK NHS and deploy web shells. The security team at the UK National Health Service (NHS) announced to have spotted threat actors exploiting the Log4Shell vulnerability to hack VMWare Horizon servers and install web shells. “An unknown threat group h
Publish At:2022-01-07 13:00 | Read:2980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Cybersecurity cybersecurity news hacki

How the British health service is using AI to make healthcare fairer

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is famous for offering free medical treatment to all UK citizens. Despite this, uptake of some services remains low, particularly in certain ethnic demographics. The British government has spent many years trying to reduce these inequalities – and now they are investigating how artificial intelligence (AI) can help bri
Publish At:2021-11-23 12:30 | Read:2852 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology healthcare sector nhs

Beware of COVID Pass scams

You’ve likely seen fake parcel delivery texts in the news recently, and we’ve covered a few of these ourselves. SMS missives claim a package is waiting to be delivered, and a small processing fee is required. There is no package; it’s a ruse to have people hand over their credit card details. It’s been wildly successful during lockdown, at a time when many a
Publish At:2021-08-19 08:52 | Read:3474 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams covid pass covid-19 NHS phish phishing scams sms

A week in security (May 31 – June 6)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at an interesting trend in facial recognition technology—hint: it’s a slow fade, the latest ransomware attacks on JBS and Steamship Authority, Cobalt Strike, a Coronavirus phishing campaign, WhatsApp’s decision to not limit app functionalities for non-compliant users after all, and a cyber threat report compile
Publish At:2021-06-07 08:34 | Read:1743 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security cobalt strike colonial pipeline Colonial

A week in security (April 12 – 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our podcast featured Troy Hunt, Chloé Messdaghi, and Tanya Janca who discussed security fatigue with us. We announced the release of the Malwarebytes SMB Cybersecurity Trust & Confidence Report 2021,  a first-of-its-kind survey of the hardworking IT professionals on the front lines of the fight against cyberthreats
Publish At:2021-04-19 17:34 | Read:1859 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security AI celsius network Chloe Messdaghi ddos a

Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust revealed that it had mistakenly uploaded the personal information of over 18,000 people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).On September 14, Public Health Wales announced in a web statement that the data breach had occurred back on the afternoon of August 30, 2020.This notice explained that
Publish At:2020-09-14 18:18 | Read:2108 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News COVID-1

Why NHS, UK Healthcare Orgs Need to Boost Their Security in Age of COVID-19

All National Health Service (NHS) and social care organisations in the United Kingdom have always been and will always be a target for bad actors. The nature of their business and the sensitive data they hold make these entities appealing to bad actors who know that legacy systems, and/or, not regularly patched systems, such as those employed by healthcare o
Publish At:2020-06-04 04:29 | Read:2826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare data security legacy systems NHS

The NHS has suffered only six ransomware attacks since the WannaCry worm, investigation reveals

An investigation claims that the UK’s National Health Service, which was hit hard by the notorious WannaCry worm in 2017, has seen a marked fall in ransomware attacks since.A report published by Comparitech, based upon Freedom of Information requests, reveals the somewhat surprising news that since WannaCry there have only been six recorded ransomware
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:2220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare IT Security and Data Protection

UK Government links the WannaCry attack that crippled NHS to North Korea

UK Government blamed North Korea for the WannaCry attack that affected a third of English hospitals. “This attack, we believe quite strongly that it came from a foreign state,” Ben Wallace, a junior minister for security, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “North Korea was the state that we believe was involved in this worldwide atta
Publish At:2017-10-27 15:05 | Read:5483 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Malware hospitals m

Windows XP Still Used By 90% of NHS Hospital Trusts

The overwhelming majority of NHS hospital trusts in England are continuing to use Microsoft’s unsupported Windows XP operating system, putting patients and their organizations at risk.According to new research conducted by software company Citrix, nine out of ten NHS trusts questioned confirmed they still have PCs running the outdated software.Citrix issued
Publish At:2016-12-09 21:27 | Read:5391 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News microsoft NHS Windows XP

Computer Virus Cripples UK Hospital System

Citing a computer virus outbreak, a hospital system in the United Kingdom has canceled all planned operations and diverted major trauma cases to neighboring facilities. The incident came as U.K. leaders detailed a national cyber security strategy that promises billions in cybersecurity spending, new special police units to pursue organized online gangs, and
Publish At:2016-11-02 23:35 | Read:6905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other NHS Steve Santorelli team cymru U.K. Chancellor Philip

UK Hospital System Cancels Operations, Diverts Patients After Computer Virus Outbreak

A UK Hospital system announced it has cancelled all planned operations and outpatient appointments, while diverting trauma patients to nearby hospitals following a computer virus outbreak.According to reports, the National Health Service’s (NHS) Lincolnshire and Goole trust said a virus infected its electronic systems on Sunday, October 30.In a statement pos
Publish At:2016-11-02 13:25 | Read:4956 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Hospital NHS virus Virus

Healthcare Security and your Doctor’s Cellphone

Healthcare Security and your Doctor’s Cellphone Posted by David Harley on April 7, 2016.I was asked for my response to Skycure’s mobile threat intelligence report, which claimed that ‘One in Five Doctors’ Mobile Device Might be at High Risk’. Not that I’ve
Publish At:2016-04-07 14:55 | Read:5770 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley BYOD CYOD mobile security NHS Skycure

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