18 Oct 2019

Mission Health online store hijack went undetected for years

Mission Health, a health services provider in North Carolina, suffered a breach of its web store that went undiscovered for over three years. The campaign can be considered a Magecart attack, since hackers injected card skimming malware into the online store in order to harvest the payment card data of visitors.

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16 Oct 2019

Florida Women’s Clinic Warns 520,000 Patients of Data Breach

In April of this year, North Florida OB-GYN, an organization providing specialized health care for women, suffered a cyberattack impacting the private data of 528,188 patients, the clinic announced this week. North Florida OB-GYN discovered the breach in early May, about a week after it happened, and launched an investigation

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07 Oct 2019

DCH Hospital Pays Ryuk Ransomware for Decryption Key

Community-owned DCH Health System in Alabama, which was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this month, has paid the attackers in order to receive a decryption key for the Ryuk ransomware that had infected its systems. The attack forced three regional hospitals in Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Northportto, to begin turning

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03 Oct 2019

Ransomware Hits Hundreds of US Schools, Local Governments: Study

In the first nine months of this year, the growing ransomware epidemic has hit at least 621 government, healthcare and educational entities, a new report by Emsisoft shows. The study indicates that the reliance of victims on cyber security insurance is actually boosting the profitability of these campaigns and “incentivizes further

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02 Oct 2019

Ransomware Attacks Leave US Hospitals Turning Away Patients

Several hospitals in the United States and Australia suffered disruptive cyberattacks this week. On Tuesday, the community-owned DCH Health System in Alabama was hit by a ransomware attack that forced three regional hospitals in Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Northportto, to start turning away “all but the most critical new patients.” In

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24 Sep 2019

What Cybercriminals Steal When They Hack Hospitals, New Study

A new academic study analyzing 1461 breaches from 1388 healthcare facilities that impacted 169 million patients over the last decade, indicates that hackers are mostly interested in financial or demographic information, rather than patient records. Financial and demographic data was targeted in 70% of the breaches accounting for 95% of

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24 Sep 2019

Ransomware Attack Disrupts Wyoming Health Services

A ransomware attack has paralyzed the network of Campbell County Health (CCH), a healthcare system in Gillette, Wyoming that is compromised of various hospitals, clinics and care centers. Last Friday, the malware infected all 1500 computers as well the email server of the healthcare provider, leading to the cancellation of

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23 Sep 2019

Ransomware Strikes 49 School Districts & Colleges in 2019

So far this year, 182 US organizations have been at the receiving end of a ransomware attack, new figures released by Armor show. The victims include 70 municipalities, 49 US school districts and colleges, as well as 27 healthcare organizations. According to Chris Hinkley of Armor, organizations in the government,

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30 Aug 2019

Ransomware hits hundreds of dentist offices in the US

Threat actors have managed to infect the systems of hundreds of US dental practice offices with ransomware by compromising third-party software. The exploited software is DDS Safe, a medical data backup solution offered by The Digital Dental Record and PerCSoft. Last weekend, hackers compromised the DDS Safe infrastructure, which enabled

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18 Jul 2019

Why 70% of healthcare orgs have suffered data breaches

Seven out of ten US healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach at some point, and one in three have suffered a breach in the past year, a new report by Thales shows. All healthcare firms in the survey indicated that they use digital transformation technologies to collect, store and

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