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Ransomware Gang Uses Log4Shell

Healthcare Info Security, June 24, 2022 Log4Shell is the vulnerability that keeps giving. Yet another ransomware group is at work exploiting a bug present in a ubiquitous open-source data-logging framework. Read full Healthcare Info Security article.

The Million-Dollar Question: To Pay or Not to Pay Ransom?

Security Boulevard, June 22, 2022 Ransomware is one of the most serious threats to businesses today. In fact, a recent survey found that 85% of enterprises are more concerned about the prospect of ransomware attacks than any other kind of attack. The decision of...

What healthcare providers can do to strengthen cyber resiliency

SC Media, June 17, 2022 New cyber resiliency insights from the Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Coordination Center aim to support healthcare providers in bolstering enterprise cyber posture to improve response in the wake of security incidents....

Medical Center Ransomware Attack Affects 700,000

Gov Info Security, June 14, 2022 An Arizona medical center that suffered a ransomware attack in April has begun notifying 700,000 individuals of a data breach compromising sensitive medical and personal information. Read full Gov Info Security article.

More than 90% of cyberattacks are made possible by human error

Tech Xplore, June 9, 2022 In a ransomware attack, a company's computer systems are locked, and the attacker demands a ransom in cryptocurrency in return for unlocking the system. Malware infects a network of objects connected to the Internet of Things to steal the...

2022 Verizon Breach Report: Alarming Rise in Ransomware

Gov Info Security, June 2, 2022 The 15th edition of the annual Data Breach Investigations Report, published by Verizon on May 24, sheds light on the impact of common forms of cyberattacks on the international security landscape. The data analyzed in the report has...

Costa Rican Health Agency Hit by Apparent Hive Attack

Gov Info Security, June 1, 2022 Costa Rica's national public health services agency has been hit by a cyberattack allegedly launched by ransomware group Hive. The incident comes weeks after an attack reportedly carried out by another Russian-based ransomware group,...

Ransomware attack recovery costs top $1.85M in healthcare

SC Media, June 1, 2022 It costs about $1.85 million to recover systems after a ransomware attack in healthcare, the second highest across all sectors. The hefty price tag, as well as the serious impact to critical operations and patient care, could be driving the...

The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022

SOPHOS, June 1, 2022 Sophos has just launched the State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022, an insightful report carved out of its annual study of the real-world ransomware experiences of healthcare IT professionals. This year, 5,600 IT professionals, including 381 in...

Several Healthcare Providers Report Recent Data Breaches

Health IT Security, May 31, 2022 The latest data breach roundup includes recent notifications from eight healthcare providers, all of which experienced data security incidents recently. Read full Health IT Security article.

Costa Rica public health system targeted by ransomware

ABC News, May 31, 2022 Another attempted hacking of a Costa Rican government agency’s computer system has led the country’s public health agency to shut down its systems to protect itself, complicating the medical care of thousands. Read full ABC News article.

U.S. lacks full picture of ransomware attacks, Senate panel finds

NNY 360, May 29, 2022 The U.S. government lacks a complete picture of ransomware attacks that routinely cripple government and private sector networks, according to an investigation by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee staff. The report,...

CISA Announces Joint Ransomware Task Force

Security Boulevard, May 25, 2022 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly announced the formation of a joint ransomware task force, plans for which were originally outlined in the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical...

3 Health Data Hacks Affect 1.4 Million Individuals

Info Risk Today, May 24, 2022 Hacking incidents recently reported as major data breaches by three different types of health sector entities - a children's hospital, a managed care plan and a government contractor - have in total compromised the sensitive information...

US lacks full picture of ransomware attacks, Senate panel finds

Roll Call, May 24, 2022 The U.S. government lacks a complete picture of ransomware attacks that routinely cripple government and private sector networks, according to an investigation by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee staff. Read full Roll...

2 Health Plans Report Major Breaches Following Attacks

Data Breach Today, May 19, 2022 Two recent apparent ransomware attacks on health plans - one allegedly involving Conti, and the other Hive, have potentially affected hundreds of thousands of individuals. One of the health plans is already facing legal fallout. Read...

Vendor’s Ransomware Attack Is Latest Supply Chain Warning

Gov Info Security, May 11, 2022 A recent ransomware attack on a medication management systems provider is the latest reminder of persistent cybersecurity threats and risks facing healthcare supply chain and related vendors, as well as their customers. Read full Gov...

HHS IDs 5 most prolific cybergangs targeting healthcare

Becker's Health IT, May 10, 2022 The majority of ransomware attacks on the healthcare and public health sector in the first quarter of 2022 were conducted by five ransomware-as-a-service groups, according to a May 5 HHS trend report. Read full Becker's Health IT...

The Evolving Ransomware Trends in the Healthcare Sector

Gov Info Security, May 6, 2022 Financially motivated and state-sponsored threat actors are continuing to evolve their tactics, techniques and procedures for successful attacks, federal authorities warn in a new report spotlighting the latest ransomware trends in the...

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