Petya

Russia targeting internet routers, devices
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 17, 2018
The rare joint alert says Russia, behind the global NotPetya attack, has been laying the groundwork for future cyberattacks and targeting critical infrastructure.
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Jon Walter McKeeby, the CIO for its Department of Clinical Research Informatics, speaking during a HIMSS18 Allscripts’ meeting on data security best practices.

By Jessica Davis 04:12 pm March 06, 2018
Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a security-first culture.
petya cyberattack ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 12:33 pm February 15, 2018
Officials found the Russian military “was almost certainly responsible” for the massive global attack, and serves as a reminder that nation-state actors can impact even small organizations that weren’t the intended target.
Nuance NotPetya Attack
By Jessica Davis 09:39 am October 20, 2017
Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden is hoping Nuance’s experience falling victim to the global cyberattack in June can provide valuable insights for other organizations.
Hackers hate ransomware

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data.

By Jessica Davis 04:27 pm September 20, 2017
While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon.
 Senate IoT security legislation

Orgs should formalize their own medical device security policies because IoT security legislation​ is coming.

By Bill Siwicki 09:47 am September 14, 2017
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would set minimum standards that are immediately needed.
NHS Lanarkshire hit by ransomware

The NHS Lanarkshire corporate office in the U.K. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:13 pm August 29, 2017
The Scottish health system is operating under contingency plans, as it works to regain normal operations.
Petya cyberattack halts Merck production, hurts profits

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm August 02, 2017
The biopharma giant is still trying to restore its systems and hasn’t produced bulk product since it was hit by the NotPetya wiper malware on June 27.
Petya NotPetya and security malware protection
By Bill Siwicki 09:33 am July 25, 2017
The latest ‘ransomworm’ attack is not over and, in fact, is already causing permanent damage.
Petya attacks
By Jessica Davis 12:18 pm July 18, 2017
After a hospital had to replace infected IT systems, now FedEx is the second organization to admit the drastic impact of the wiper malware.

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