Search Tag: ransomware

IT Management

How to Fix Internal Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

2019 29 Oct

Healthcare remains a favourite hunting ground for hackers. The month of April (2019) saw a record high number of 44 healthcare data breaches, affecting information of 686,953 individuals. Common tactics employed by hackers were phishing, ransomware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.   However, in addition to external threats,... Read more

IT Management

Common Healthcare Cyber Threats

2019 23 Oct

A new Proofpoint study, carried out between 2Q 2018 and 1Q 2019, provides more evidence that tactics employed by cybercriminals to attack healthcare organisations are changing frequently. While ransomware was used in many cyberattacks in 2Q 2018, ransomware incidents then took a sudden drop as cybercriminals gravitated to banking Trojans.  ... Read more

Health Management

Ransomware attacks:How to protect your systems

2017 19 Sep

What are the steps to take when there is a ransomware attack?   Device systems: What is ransomware?   Ransomware is a form of computer malware used to make data, software, and IT assets unavailable to users. It uses encryption of data to hold systems hostage with an associated ransom demand, often in Bitcoin (a virtual currency that... Read more

IT Management

New ransomware threats

2017 12 Sep

Hackers and cybercriminals always try to outsmart their targets. The best way to keep your organisation safe is to stay one step ahead of these attackers, according to an IT expert. "There's a new ransomware variant making the rounds, and it may prove more productive for attackers and more problematic for healthcare security teams. Rather than the... Read more

IMAGING Management

All Sectra customers live following recent ransomware attack

2017 19 May

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company  Sectra  reports that all customers in the UK are again operational with Sectra’s IT solutions. No customers outside the UK were affected by the recent ransomware attack.  “I am proud to say that the close partnership we have with all our customers in combination with clear crisis management... Read more

IT Management

2017 18 Apr

Hospitals and other healthcare organisations (HCOs) are increasingly singled out by cyber criminals for ransomware and other attacks. Not only are patients’ sensitive records being targeted, but also their intellectual property or credit card information. The primary   reasons for the HCO vulnerabilities are outdated security architectures,... Read more

IT Management

Hacker 2017 Targets

2017 11 Apr

Hospitals are the "bull's-eye" for hackers this year, with Bitcoin making it easier for criminals to pursue ransomware attacks. The convergence of vulnerable legacy hardware and software systems and the emergence of connected health, Internet of Things devices that are not always built with security in mind, and the super-identity criminals can... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware Seen as Medical Device Cybersecurity Threat

2017 28 Feb

As adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology increases, there's growing concern about the security and safety of networked medical devices. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official has warned that medical devices are increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks.   When it comes to “ransomware moving into the embedded device” area, it’s... Read more

IT Management

Recover Data with No Ransom: New Initiative

2016 02 Aug

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch the initiative No More Ransom (www.nomoreransom.org). The move represents new non-commercial cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector in the fight against ransomware. No More Ransom is a new online portal that aims to inform the public... Read more

IT Management

IT Community Leader: “Don’t Give in to Cyber-Blackmailers”

2016 19 Feb

The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers (HITM) has disagreed with the FBI’s stance on how hospitals should deal with ransomware attacks. While last autumn the U.S. intelligence agency controversially advised organisations to give in to hacks who paralyse their IT systems and pay the ransom to regain access to information, the HITM says... Read more