Ransomware

Ransomware in 2019 and beyond: Don’t get complacent

Infosec and IT teams should expect ransomware attacks to continue and thats as true in healthcare as any other industry. Although much of the buzz about ransomware has quieted down in the days since the NotPetya and WannaCry attacks, the threat persists and hospital IT and security teams should remain vigilant. Just like phishing attacks

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Why Do Phishing Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare?

Several health data breaches involving phishing attacks – including one that potentially exposed data on more than 100,000 individuals – have been added to the federal health data breach tally this month.See Also: Live Webinar Soaring Global Cyber-Gotchas: Dissecting the Ever-Expanding Threat LandscapeIn addition, of the breaches added to the tally during 2018, about 60

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Lessons From Report on Massive Singapore Healthcare Hack

The report’s recommendations for security improvements raise issues relevant to healthcare organizations worldwide.”The key findings in the report …. on the cyberattack on Singapore Health Services’ patient database read like most audits or risk assessments performed at U.S. healthcare organization,” says former healthcare CIO David Finn, an executive vice president at security consulting firm CynergisTek.The

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Ransomware Attacks: The Data Integrity Issues

In a notification statement, the Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee, which has locations in Monterey and Salinas, reports that on Oct. 29, 2018, the practice was “the victim of a ransomware attack which resulted in the unauthorized alteration and potential corruption of their medical files, including patient personal information.” The statement adds that “there is

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Ransomware, phishing attacks top new HHS list of cyberthreats in healthcare

Email phishing attacks, ransomware attacks and attacks against connected medical devices are among the greatest cyberthreats that health systems need to protect against, according to new cybersecurity guidance for health systems from the Department of Health and Human Services.Released last week, the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices were released to help the industry identify ways to

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Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Continue to Menace Healthcare

As the year winds down, phishing and ransomware attacks continue to plague the healthcare sector, as illustrated by recent breach reports. For example, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center in Phoenix recently reported to federal regulators a phishing-related breach impacting nearly 42,000 individuals. In another recent breach tied to phishing, Georgia

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Why Contingency Planning for Vendor Data Disputes Is Critical

“It is critical that healthcare organizations carefully evaluate any licensing or terms of use agreement to ensure that disputes can be resolved without interruption of access to PHI,” says attorney David Holtzman, vice president of compliance at security consulting firm CynergisTek.”Make sure that your organization has planned for contigencies that could result when the relationship

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More NHS cyber-attacks ‘inevitable’, warn experts – Newscabal

Health service insiders fear the NHS will be hit by another cyber-attack similar to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that caused widespread disruption to hospitals and GP surgeries last year. Poor leadership, budgetary constraints, deficient IT systems and a lack of qualified staff mean another attack on the health service is inevitable, according to experts at

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