Ransomware

Rep. Greg Walden prods Nuance for more information about NotPetya attack

The chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has asked Nuance to provide more information about the malware attack that shut down the company’s operation for more than a month and left providers searching for a new transcription service. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who chairs the committee, sent a letter to Nuance CEO

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Clinic Pays Ransom After Backups Encrypted in Attack

A small Missouri clinic admits paying a ransom to unlock data after a ransomware attack in August encrypted patient data on a file server, as well as backups. The incident spotlights the dilemmas healthcare organizations can face after a ransomware attack if they’re not well-prepared.

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What can anti-phishing efforts learn from fall prevention strategies?

Since before 2013, hospitals and other healthcare facilities knew that falls were a serious problem, and massive resources were marshalled to reduce or prevent patient falls. In January 2013, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned a RAND Corporation/Boston University School of Public Health Report titled “Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving

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How Providers Can Reduce The Risk Of Medical Identity Theft

Identity fraud has become more and more of an issue as the internet has shifted and changed through the years. Security protocols must keep up with the latest malware and viruses that come out every day in order to keep out internet fraud criminals, and hackers merely see these updates as the latest challenge for

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Hackers hate ransomware, but it’s quickly becoming the new DDoS

While nearly half of hackers are contemplating a ban on the sale of ransomware, new attack methods like those used in WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that it isn’t going anywhere soon. As prolific and intrusive as ransomware has become, it would seem that the majority of cybercriminals are reveling in this lucrative attack vector. But

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New rotating Locky ransomware campaign can infect networks twice

The prolific malware strain that has pummeled the healthcare sector since 2016 is now being paired with another variant, allowing hackers to double-up their payload. Researchers have spotted a new ransomware campaign in the wild doubling-up its attack vector by infecting its victims first with Locky and again with the malware variant FakeGlobe, according to

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Healthcare Organizations Can Use Technology, Strategy to Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

Stay ahead of growing ransomware threats by implementing a well-planned, layered strategy. Technology and security professionals throughout the healthcare industry know all too well the disruptive power of ransomware. The WannaCry ransomware worm made headlines in May for locking down IT systems at many organizations around the world, most notably hospitals and other healthcare institutions

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Ransomware and electronic records access, healthcare’s biggest threats

Implement system back-ups and conduct realistic exercises in order to stay prepared, experts say. Of the varied threats facing healthcare provider organizations today, both external and internal, what rises to the top? Some cybersecurity experts have solid opinions on that. When it comes to external threats, ransomware is the most urgent said Mike Fumai, COO

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Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else…

That’s according to an onion site, whose authors insist that if Equifax forks over 600 Bitcoin — approximately $2.66 million at the time of this writing — then they’ll delete all the stolen data. Oh, and Equifax better decide quickly, because if the ransom isn’t paid, the self-identified hackers say they’ll dump all the data

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