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Incident Response for Health Care IT: Differences and Drivers

Threat actors continue to target the health care industry. IBM’s Threat Intelligence Index for 2022 rates the industry as the sixth most targeted. That puts it close behind the energy and retail and wholesale sectors. Certain regions seem to be more prone to attack as well. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 39% of all health care-related attacks,
Publish At:2022-08-11 13:10 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Incident Response healthcare cybersecurity IT cyb

CISA warns of Windows and UnRAR flaws exploited in the wild

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added two more flaws to its catalog of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities, based on evidence of active exploitation.One of them has spent more than two years as a zero-day bug in the Windows Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) and it has exploit code publicly available.Both security issues have rec
Publish At:2022-08-09 21:55 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare exploit CISA

How to Address the Mobile Security Implications Posed by the New mHealth Era

For years, healthcare has been going through a digital transformation, and in many organizations, the pandemic has radically accelerated this trend. Today, mobile devices play an increasingly central role in how patients access and experience healthcare services and how healthcare organizations manage operations and service delivery. We’re now well into an e
Publish At:2022-07-28 14:17 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security Endpoint Security Healthcare Mobile Security ap

FBI recovers $500,000 healthcare orgs paid to Maui ransomware

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the seizure of approximately $500,000 in Bitcoin, paid by American health care providers to the operators of the Maui ransomware strain.At the start of this month, Maui was highlighted by the FBI and CISA as a new North Korean-backed ransomware operation extorting western organizations with encryption attacks.The
Publish At:2022-07-20 13:46 | Read:381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare FBI ransomware

Hospital Ransomware Attack: Here’s What a Cybersecurity Success Story Sounds Like 

Major ransomware attacks are scary, but against hospitals, they are even worse. One notable attack in August 2021 forced Ohio’s Memorial Health System emergency room to shut down (patients were diverted to other hospitals). In all hospital attacks, the health, safety, privacy and lives of patients face risk. But this incident also shows that whet
Publish At:2022-07-19 13:09 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Risk Management cyber security training ransomwar

Extortion gang ransoms Shoprite, largest supermarket chain in Africa

Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest supermarket chain that operates almost three thousand stores across twelve countries in the continent, has been hit by a ransomware attack.Shoprite is Africa's largest supermarket chain, with a revenue of $5.8 billion and149,000 employees. The retailer has 2,943 stores, serving millions of customers in South Africa, N
Publish At:2022-06-15 14:54 | Read:1010 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare

Email compromise leads to healthcare data breach at Kaiser Permanente

At least 69,000 people have been impacted by a data breach at Kaiser Permanente, a long-running managed healthcare consortium. The latest in a long-running series of healthcare attacks, the road to stolen data began on April 5 this year with an email compromise. The direct path to data A “substitute breach notice” posted June 3 revealed details of t
Publish At:2022-06-15 09:02 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime attack data breach email employee healthcare kais

Shields Health Care Group data breach affects 2 million patients

Shields Health Care Group (Shields) suffered a data breach that exposed the data of approximately 2,000,000 people in the United States after hackers breached their network and stole data.Shields is a Massachusetts-based medical services provider specializing in MRI and PET/CT diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and ambulatory surgical services
Publish At:2022-06-07 10:55 | Read:495 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare

U.S. DoD tricked into paying $23.5 million to phishing actor

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the conviction of Sercan Oyuntur, 40, resident of California, for multiple counts relating to a phishing operation that caused $23.5 million in damages to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).The fraudster managed to divert to his personal bank account DoD funds destined for a jet fuel supplier.After an
Publish At:2022-05-02 10:44 | Read:2773 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare Legal

SuperCare Health discloses a data breach that Impacted +300K people

h2>SuperCare Health, a leading respiratory care provider in the Western U.S, disclosed a data breach that impacted more than 300,000 individuals. SuperCare Health disclosed a security breach that has led to the exposure of personal information belonging to its patients, patients/members of its partner organizations and others. The company notified imp
Publish At:2022-04-11 10:56 | Read:2114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Security data breach hacki

Healthcare Providers Need to Increase Budgets for Cybersecurity

The past few years have emphasized just how important cybersecurity is. As cybercrime reached record heights and more companies went digital, industries realized their current security efforts fell short. Healthcare is a prime example.The medical sector has had the second highest number of data breaches of any industry for more than five years. This became i
Publish At:2022-03-14 02:07 | Read:2304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare data protection data security m

HHS: Conti ransomware encrypted 80% of Ireland's HSE IT systems

A threat brief published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday paints a grim picture of how Ireland's health service, the HSE, was overwhelmed and had 80% of its systems encrypted during last year's Conti ransomware attack.This led to severe disruptions of healthcare services throughout Ireland and exposed the information of tho
Publish At:2022-02-04 14:38 | Read:2221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare ransomware

Target open sources scanner for digital credit card skimmers

Target, one of the largest American department store chains and e-commerce retailers, has open sourced ‘Merry Maker’ - its years-old proprietary scanner for payment card skimming.A skimmer is malicious code injected into shopping sites to steal customers' credit card data at checkout. The code can be hidden on the online store or it can be loaded
Publish At:2022-02-03 14:38 | Read:877 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare

Broward Health suffered a data breach that impacted +1.3 million people

The Broward Health public health system disclosed a massive data breach that has impacted more than 1.3 million individuals. The Broward Health public health system has suffered a data breach that impacted 1,357,879 individuals. Broward Health, formally the North Broward Hospital District, is one of the 10 largest public health systems in the U.S. Loc
Publish At:2022-01-04 02:27 | Read:2142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Broward Health Cybercrime data bre

Broward Health discloses data breach affecting 1.3 million people

The Broward Health public health system has disclosed a large-scale data breach incident impacting 1,357,879 individuals.Broward Health is a Florida-based healthcare system with over thirty locations offering a wide range of medical services and receives over 60,000 admissions per year.The healthcare system disclosed a cyberattack on October 15, 2021, when a
Publish At:2022-01-03 14:37 | Read:1061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare

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