14 Jun 2019

Hospital medical equipment contains potentially lethal vulnerability

Security researchers at CyberMDX have uncovered a highly dangerous vulnerability in the Alaris Gateway Workstation produced by BD. The vulnerable device is used in hospitals to “provide mounting, power, and communication support to infusion pumps,” which are used for “a wide range of therapies including fluid therapy, blood transfusions, chemotherapy,

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13 Jun 2019

Healthcare organizations lack money, tools, talent to address biggest cybersecurity threats

A new CynergisTek survey identifies poorly secured Internet of things (IoT) devices as the top concern for half of healthcare decision makers. Other major concerns are medical device security and third-party risk. The research also found that one in three medical organizations do not have a proper security strategy for

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07 Jun 2019

Healthcare Orgs Hit with Destructive Attacks

New research by Carbon Black shows that the healthcare sector is increasingly targeted by threat actors. As many as 83% of healthcare organizations have noticed a rise in cyberattacks over the past year and 2 in 3 firms (66%) say that the attacks are getting more sophisticated. Ransomware continues to

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07 Jun 2019

AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims

The number of people affected by the recent data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collection services provider, continues to increase. As it turns out, over 400,000 consumers of medical diagnostics company OPKO Health were also impacted, bringing the total number of victims to 20.1 million. Earlier

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06 Jun 2019

Healthcare Breach Expands to 19.6 Million Patient Accounts

The recent data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collection services provider, has not just affected client data of diagnostic services giant Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, as was initially thought. Medical diagnostics firm LabCorp says that it was also impacted by the breach. The total number of affected

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04 Jun 2019

Billing Details for 11.9M Quest Diagnostics Clients Exposed

The personal data of close to 12 million clients of diagnostic services giant Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has been exposed in a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party billing collection provider. According to an official statement by Quest, “AMCA believes this information includes personal information, including certain

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28 May 2019

Siemens Medical Products Affected by Wormable Windows Flaw

A Siemens investigation found that the recently discovered critical Windows security flaw known as BlueKeep impacts various medical devices produced by Siemens Healthineers, a Siemens division. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-0708, impacts RDP implementations on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and other older Windows operating

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20 May 2019

Top Cybersecurity Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

New research by Infoblox sheds light on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. According to the report, a whopping 92% of healthcare organizations believe they can adequately respond to cyber threats. A majority (56%) of companies in the sector uses automated solutions for detecting malicious activity on their

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16 May 2019

Hospitals Failing on Cybersecurity Hygiene

New Forescout research highlights how reliance on outdated systems is putting healthcare organizations (HCOs) at risk. The study found that a staggering 71% of Windows devices in HCOs run Windows 7, Windows 2008 or Windows Mobile, even though Microsoft will end support for these operating systems by January 2020. Currently

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07 May 2019

Healthcare Industry at Risk Due to IoT Devices and Human Error

A new report by Vectra sheds light on the growing risk to health care organizations stemming from a combination of factors, including the increased adoption of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, continued reliance on legacy systems, and shortcomings in terms of network segmentation and access controls. In addition, healthcare organizations often lack

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