Search Tag: ransomware

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 is difficult... 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 “spray... Read more

IMAGING Management

All Sectra customers live following recent ransomware attack

2017 19 May

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) 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... 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 The primary reasons for the HCO vulnerabilities are outdated security architectures, and overall... 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 steal,... 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 not... 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 the problem... Read more