17 Feb 2022

Covid: Hong Kong’s hospitals overwhelmed amid spike in cases

A huge surge in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong has overwhelmed the healthcare system and caused infected patients to have to be treated outside the hospitals. This is the fifth wave of infections and the government has admitted its struggle to contain the sprike, but has not agreed to a

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16 Aug 2021

Half of US Hospitals Shut Down Networks Due to Ransomware

According to a new study by Phillips and CyberMDX, almost half of US hospitals have taken their networks offline within the past six months due to ransomware. The study, which is titled the Perspectives in Healthcare Security Report, bases its findings on interviews with 130 different IT and cybersecurity hospital

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18 Feb 2021

Cyber attacks hit two French hospitals in one week

Two French hospitals have been hit by ransomware attacks in less than a week, forcing the healthcare locations to transfer patients to other facilities. According to local media, the attacks did not impact the hospitals’ ability to care for Covid-19 patients or virus vaccinations. The Villefranche-sur-Saône hospitals complex was one

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06 Nov 2020

National Guard to Help Vermont Health Network After Cyber-Attack

A recent cyberattack has hit six hospitals within the UVM Health Network, and each is now experiencing significant network problems hindering their healthcare capabilities. The attack occurred on October 25, and the governor of Vermont has now tasked the National Gaurd with aiding the University of Vermont Health Network in

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02 Nov 2020

Ransomware Surge Imperils Hospitals as Pandemic Intensifies

Earlier this week, three US agencies released a warning claiming that there is an imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and health care providers amid the pandemic. The alert was issued on Wednesday and was accompanied by an online conference call between the CEOs of health care entities and the

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30 Oct 2020

Ransomware Hits Dozens of Hospitals in an Unprecedented Wave

A string of ransomware attacks has hit US hospitals as they struggle to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The attacks come just hours after the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of an imminent cybercrime threat to health care providers, holding a conference with industry leaders. The analysis

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29 Oct 2020

Naval Hospitals Deploy Germ-Killing Robots Amid Pandemic

A US military treatment facility in Bremerton, Washington, is deploying a futuristic fleet of germ-killing ultraviolet robots to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Defense Department’s Naval hospital announced the purchase and subsequent implementation of the new technology earlier this week. The robot can emit powerful light

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