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AIIMS Delhi turns manual following ransomware attack

Healthcare IT News, November 28, 2022 On 23 November, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India reported an IT outage due to a suspected ransomware attack. Read full Healthcare IT News article.

Ransomware Disrupts Indian Premier Hospital for 2nd Day

Healthcare Info Security, November 24, 2022 India’s premier healthcare institute reported a massive cyberattack on its servers on Wednesday. All patient care services were affected and were still operating manually on Thursday. Read full Healthcare Info Security...

Lorenz Ransomware

HHS, November 21, 2022 HC3: Analyst Note. Report: 202211211700 Lorenz Ransomware Lorenz is human-operated ransomware that has been in operation for approximately two years. In that time, HC3 is aware of the compromise of healthcare and public sector targets. It is...

Enterprise healthcare providers warned of Lorenz ransomware threat

SC Media, November 21, 2022 The Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Coordination Center is warning larger, enterprise healthcare organizations of the potential threat posed by the Lorenz ransomware threat group. The human-operated campaign is...

7 health systems affected by data breaches in the last 30 days

Becker's Health IT, November 21, 2022 From a third-party data breach to phishing schemes that compromised employee email accounts, seven health systems have been affected by a cybersecurity incident since Oct. 27. Read full Becker's Health IT article.

Feds Alert Healthcare, Other Sectors of Growing Hive Threats

Gov Info Security, November 18, 2022 As of this month, Hive actors - who follow a Ransomware-as-a-Service model - have hit more than 1,300 companies worldwide, collecting about $100 million in ransom payments, says a Thursday joint alert from the Cybersecurity and...

Agencies urge health sector to protect against ransomware threat

American Hospital Association, November 18, 2022 The FBI, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, and Department of Health and Human Services yesterday recommended actions to reduce the risk of compromise from Hive ransomware, which has victimized over...

HHS, FBI, CISA Warn Healthcare of Ongoing Hive Ransomware Threats

Health IT Security, November 18, 2022 HHS, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint cybersecurity advisory about Hive ransomware actors. The ransomware actors have been repeatedly...

#StopRansomware: Hive Ransomware, CISA Alert (AA22-321A)

CISA, November 17, 2022 This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is part of an ongoing #StopRansomware effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories include...

Ransomware: Federal Coordination and Assistance Challenges

U.S. Government Accountability Office, November 16, 2022 Ransomware is software that makes data and systems unusable unless ransom payments are made. State, local, tribal, and territorial government organizations—including schools—have been targeted by ransomware....

LockBit Remains Most Prolific Ransomware in Q3

Info Security Magazine, November 16, 2022 The infamous LockBit ransomware variant remained the most widespread in the third quarter of 2022, accounting for over a fifth (22%) of detections, according to a new report from Trellix. Read full Info Security Magazine...

FDA Updates Medical Device Cyber Response Playbook

Gov Info Security, November 15, 2022 The new Food and Drug Administration's Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook is a refresh of guidance released in 2018. Read full Gov Info Security article.

FDA Updates Medical Device Cyber Response Playbook

Bank Info Security, November 15, 2022 Federal officials released updated guidance for preparing and responding to medical device cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware, as cyberattacks against the healthcare sector continue to surge. Read full Bank Info...

The real cost of ransomware is even bigger than we realised

ZD Net, November 15, 2022 It's well known that ransomware attacks are one of the most significant cybersecurity challenges facing the world today, and often the financial impact on victims is the most obvious and most discussed consequence. But that's far from the...

Many Cloud Attacks End in Financial Loss for Healthcare Sector

Health IT Security, November 15, 2022 Numerous cloud attacks are successfully exploiting the healthcare sector for financial gain, according to a newly released 2022 Cloud Security Report by cybersecurity vendor Netwrix. Read full Health IT Security article.

Man Charged For Involvement in LockBit Ransomware Campaign

Health IT Security, November 15, 2022 Dual Russian and Canadian national Mikhail Vasiliev was charged for his alleged involvement in the global LockBit ransomware campaign, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. LockBit has been known to target healthcare in the...

HHS cybersecurity center warns of new ransomware threat

Healthcare Dive, November 14, 2022 The HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center is cautioning the healthcare industry that Venus ransomware operators are targeting remote desktop services to encrypt Windows devices. At least one health organization in the...

Texas Hospital Says Ransomware Breach Affected 500,000

Bank Info Security, November 11, 2022 A ransomware attack at a Texas hospital that knocked out phone and email systems for weeks is now even worse following OakBend Medical Center's admission that hackers downloaded data from the medical records of up to 500,000...

The state of ransomware in state and local government

SC Media, November 11, 2022 Ransomware in state and local governments is a significant threat to all branches and departments. In the very best case scenario: A government office is targeted by a successful ransomware attack. Thanks to an excellent allocation of...

What is Top of Mind for CISOs Right Now

CSO, November 10, 2022 Every quarter, we interview CISOs and ask them what is top of mind and what trends or challenges they are experiencing in the threat landscape. From this, we create the CISO Insider — an actionable report that explores the top three issues that...

Cybergroups targeting the healthcare sector

Becker's Hospital Review, November 9, 2022 HHS, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the FBI have urged healthcare organizations to take certain actions to protect their systems from hacker groups who have been known to create cyberespionage...

Venus Ransomware Targets Publicly Exposed Remote Desktop Services

HHS, November 9, 2022 HC3: Analyst Note. Report: 202211091400 Venus Ransomware Targets Publicly Exposed Remote Desktop Services HC3 is aware of at least one healthcare entity in the United States falling victim to Venus ransomware recently. The threat actors behind...

Ransomware attack halts services at Osaka hospital

The Asahi Shimbun, November 1, 2022 A major hospital here suspended routine medical services after a ransomware cyberattack shut down the facility’s electronic medical record system, officials said on Oct. 31. Osaka General Medical Center in the city’s Sumiyoshi Ward...

Ransomware: ‘Amateur’ Tactics Lead Fewer Victims to Pay

Gov Info Security, October 31, 2022 Why are so many ransomware-wielding attackers collectively shooting themselves in the foot? Ransomware victims who opt to pay a ransom have been seeing a "decline in quality and reliability" when it comes to quickly restoring...

Healthcare Data Breach at GA Cardiology Practice Impacts 71K

Health IT Security, October 27, 2022 On August 15, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology in Brunswick, Georgia, was alerted to a healthcare data breach involving “recently acquired Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology’s legacy systems including the...

Security Alert: Daixin Ransomware Targets Healthcare

Gov Info Security, October 24, 2022 Beware ransomware and data extortion shakedowns that trace to a cybercrime group called Daixin Team, which is especially targeting the healthcare sector. Read full Gov Info Security article.

#StopRansomware: Daixin Team

CISA, October 21, 2022 Alert (AA22-294A) The FBI, CISA, and Department of HHS are releasing this joint CSA to provide information on the “Daixin Team,” a cybercrime group that is actively targeting U.S. businesses, predominantly in the Healthcare and Public Health...

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