US health systems knocked out by WannaCry, HHS says; Take these steps to keep your facility safe

HHS warns providers to update patches to stop the malware from spreading because even if it cannot encrypt data it can take out your networks. Even though a security researcher discovered a kill switch that deactivated ransomware strain WannaCry’s ability to encrypt data, that doesn’t prevent the malware from scanning hospital networks and finding vulnerable systems to infect. Two large multi-state hospital systems, in fact, are still struggling to restore normal operations after the May 12 WannaCry ransomware attacks, the...