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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15 Jul 2019

Healthcare Organizations, Like Many Other Organizations, Are Too Confident in Cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations (HCOs) tend to be overconfident when it comes to their cybersecurity posture, a new LexisNexis report found. Even though the majority of HCOs are very confident in their cybersecurity programs, many organizations have not implemented certain best practices in order to protect their data and systems. The vast majority

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11 Jul 2019

Industry Insight: Checking Up on Healthcare Security

New research by the Ponemon Institute and Censinet shines the spotlight on third-party risk in the healthcare industry. According to the report, the majority (56%) of healthcare organizations were at the receiving end of a data breach caused by one or multiple third-party vendors, costing the industry a total of

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08 Jul 2019

Don’t forget about WannaCry: Hospitals are still at risk of cyberattack

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware worm infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe within a few days, hospitals in the United Kingdom remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, a new report by the Imperial College London warns. The WannaCry outbreak cost the National Health Service (NHS) over $100 million

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28 Jun 2019

FDA Warns Of Dangerous Cybersecurity Hacking Risk With Connected Medical Devices

A recent warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on insulin pumps produced by Medtronic MiniMed underscores how insecure Internet-connected devices in the healthcare industry can put patients at risk. Medtronic is recalling a number of its insulin pumps because they have a vulnerability that “allows a potential

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27 Jun 2019

Healthcare industry falls far behind in SecOps resources

New Siemplify research indicates that the vast majority of healthcare organizations are relying on only a handful of employees to protect them from cyber threats. A mere 14% of healthcare organizations have security operations (SecOps) teams counting at least 10 members. This is far fewer than in other vulnerable industries.

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