12 Oct 2021

Hospital Hacker Steals Patients’ Data

In New Mexico, an unknown cyberattacker has deleted data of patients at the San Juan Regional Medical center. According to reports, the hospital’s IT network was breached by an unauthorized individual in September of last year. The attack was reported to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’

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29 Apr 2021

Cancer Patients Diverted After Cyber-Attack on MedTech Firm

Last week, Swedish oncology and radiology system provider Elekta suffered from a security breach. Elektra provides equipment for scores of US cancer treatment centers, and the security breach ultimately impacted Elektra’s US customers as well. The breach pertained to its first-generation cloud-based storage system, according to a statement released by

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15 Jan 2021

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Sulawesi Friday morning injured hundreds of people and displaced thousands. The five-story Mitra Manakarra Hospital in Mamuju partially collapsed, killing eight people. Officials worry the death toll will increase as the rescues continue.  The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers northeast of Majene city

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16 Dec 2020

California Hospital Notifies 67k Patients of Data Breach

The Sonoma Valley Hospital in California has notified 67,000 patients that their personal data may have been exposed in a cyberattack on the facility. In the letter, the hospital states that it was one of several American healthcare providers targeted two months ago as part of a sweeping ransomware campaign

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29 Sep 2020

Universal Health Services Ransomware Attack Impacts Hospitals Nationwide

A ransomware attack, suspected to be the Ryuk ransomware operators, has shut down Universal Health Services (UHS) and several hospitals. UHS is a Fortune-500 owner of a nationwide network of hospitals offering a variety of services to their patients. The attack occurred on Monday, according to reports from employees on

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03 Dec 2019

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity’s offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

US charity FriendShips, an evangelical Christian group, is building a tent hospital in the Gaza strip, causing controversy by offering foreign medical volunteers a weekend of tourism in Israel across the volatile border. Construction of the facility had won support from both Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist rulers, and Israel. However, civilians

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21 Nov 2019

Infection Hits French Hospital Like It’s 2017 As Ransomware Cripples 6,000 Computers

The Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle in northern France has been targeted to a ransomware attack with consequences similar to that of the infamous WannaCry attack of 2017. IT staff discovered the attack late on the evening of November 15th, and Rouen University Hospital claims that it impacted all five sites

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