Privacy & Security

Trojan malware attacks in Alaska

Anchorage Health & Human Services in Alaska. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm September 06, 2017
Officials are still investigating the scope of the breach, but a preliminary investigation revealed hackers potentially accessed data from the Western region of the state.
ransomware attack of MongoDB

MongoDB databases are being ransomed. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 02:13 pm September 05, 2017
Included in the ransacked databases was three years research data on leukemia patients.
hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros
By Bill Siwicki 09:32 am September 05, 2017
Cybersecurity is not computer science or computer engineering, it is a business discipline that requires people from all backgrounds and majors.
Ransomware attack delaware

Medical Oncology hired a third-party forensics team to help the provider recover the data and make sure the ransomware was completely cleared from the system.

By Jessica Davis 10:38 am September 01, 2017
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants discovered the cyberattack on July 7, which may have breached the records of over 19,000 patients.
HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report
By Tom Sullivan 09:33 am September 01, 2017
Ropemaker, IRS and FBI phishing scams, leaked IoT creds and more arose during the month that just closed.
ransomware attack email

An example of the email attachment’s naming convention: Payment_201708-6165.7z being sent out. (Image courtesy of Barracuda.)

By Bill Siwicki 02:37 pm August 31, 2017
The aggressive attack uses impersonation and advanced threats to trick email recipients into downloading an attachment labeled ‘payment,’ which will encrypt an organization’s files.
Hackers breach Kaleida Health

Buffalo General Hospital. Photo via WikiCommons

By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm August 31, 2017
While only 744 patients were included in this month’s breach, Kaleida Health already notified 2,800 of its patients in July of a separate phishing incident.
Locky malware
By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm August 31, 2017
Researchers say it’s one of the largest malware cybercriminal attempts of the second half of 2017, and there is still no decryptor for the virus.
Mid Michigan Imaging Center

Mid Michigan Imaging Center Lansing, Michigan office. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:05 pm August 30, 2017
The computer system of the Radiology Center from Mid-Michigan Physicians Imaging Center was breached in March, but officials say the extensive investigation delayed the breach.
St. Jude pacemakers
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm August 29, 2017
Providers can update software to ensure a hacker can’t access the device and remotely modify programming commands.

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