Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hit businesses, demand a ransom payment and oftentimes dump stolen data if a victim chooses not to pay. But some attackers also appear to be keeping a closer eye on victims - at least after they have been infected - in case they bring unwanted attention.
Two healthcare sector entities are in the process of notifying a total of nearly 750,000 individuals of recent hacks compromising patients' protected health information. Separately, regulators have issued HIPAA guidance pertaining to PHI disclosures involving "extreme risk" and firearms.
A Kentucky-based medical specialty practice is notifying nearly 107,000 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a recent email hack. Meanwhile, a Missouri medical center is still dealing with a phone and IT systems outage that started last week.
A New Jersey cancer treatment center and two of its affiliated entities have agreed to pay $425,000 and to bolster data security and privacy practices in a settlement with state regulators in the wake of two related 2019 data breaches.
AI-based image recognition technology used by radiologists to help improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses - such as detecting breast cancer in mammography images - is vulnerable to cyberattacks that can trick the AI, as well as doctors, into potentially making the wrong diagnoses, a new study says.
An anesthesiology practice and an accounting firm are among the latest organizations reporting ransomware-related health data breaches. Meanwhile, other entities and vendors that serve the healthcare sector are dealing with their own challenges and fallout involving recent ransomware incidents.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new cybersecurity resource website aimed at helping healthcare and public sector entities of all sizes and types to better deal with the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape.
The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center is warning biotechnology organizations, including vaccine makers and other biomanufacturers, of escalating threats involving Tardigrade malware, which experts say is used to launch ransomware and other potentially serious attacks.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Dan Bowden, CISO at Sentara Health, discusses telemedicine, IoMT, and explains why we’re lagging so far behind in healthcare security. "It’s because of how the data is managed, data standards, data integrity."
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A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the critical importance of addressing security risks involving legacy systems and devices - including specialty software and gear - that are often difficult for entities to replace. What steps should entities take?
MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that works across governmental and federal agencies, as well as various industrial verticals and academia, has set up The Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center and The Clinical Insights Innovation Cell to protect healthcare.
Critical infrastructure, technology vendors, healthcare providers – they all have been high-profile ransomware victims in 2021, and you have every reason to believe your manufacturing organization could be next. What is at stake, and how specifically can an entity in your sector reduce risk and prepare a recovery...