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WannaCry highlights worst nightmare in medical device security

Among the many lessons that will come out of the massive cyberattack might be a rethink of common patching practices. SAN FRANCISCO — The sprawling WannaCry ransomware attacks have healthcare CIOs and infosec professionals more concerned about device security than ever. Medical devices are incredibly challenging for providers to adequately secure them and all too

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Agencies warn US healthcare about growing threat in ransomware attack

The WannaCry attack, that has so far affected 150 countries, could continue to plague systems Monday. U.S. healthcare institutions still face an increased threat of falling victim to the global WannaCry ransomware virus that has so far affected 150 countries. “Recently, attackers have been scanning the Internet for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers open to

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Patch old PCs now: New WannaCry ransomware variants found (UPDATED)

WannaCry is continuing to evolve to stay effective, and it seems the global assault might be nowhere close to finished. New ransomware variants of the WannaCry virus that devastated industries on a global level beginning Friday have been spotted in the wild in infected computers, according to Cybersecurity firm Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche. MalwareTechBlog

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NHS trusts recover from ransomware attack, few still using paper

Sixteen of the 47 trusts initially hit by the WannaCry virus on Friday are still dealing with delays and other issues. The U.K. National Health Service is still struggling to return to normal on Monday after it was hit with the massive WannaCry ransomware attack on Friday. Routine surgery and general practitioner appointments at affected

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Healthcare industry braces as experts predict second round of ransomware attacks

Cybersecurity experts warned that businesses around the world could face a second wave of ransomware attacks this week following Friday’s attack that infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, including hospitals in Britain. Officials with Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, told The Guardian that businesses across the globe were likely to see

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HHS to Launch Cybersecurity Center

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity initiative modeled on the Homeland Security Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). Christopher Wlaschin, Chief Information Security Officer at HHS, announced this development at the 2017 ACT-IAC Health IT-Mobile Forum on April 20. According to Wlaschin, the new

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