Search Tag: ransomware attack

IT Management

Phishing Emails: 97 Percent Contain Ransomware

2016 21 Nov

Industry research has shown that the number of phishing emails containing ransomware grew to 97 percent in the third quarter of 2016, up from 92 percent in Q1. Ransomware has been making headlines this year as multiple healthcare organisations have been targeted by cybercriminals demanding cash for data. The research, undertaken by PhishMe, a human... Read more

IT Management

2016 25 Oct

Like other sectors whose mission depends on network-connected technology, healthcare is in crisis. In addition to the need for confidentiality, people’s lives depend on the integrity of the health information system. Incorrect decisions based on incorrect information could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the information must be available... Read more

Health Management

Prognosis Negative

2016 01 Jul

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity”. Unfortunately, for the health sector the issues of ransomware, malware and hackers must worsen before things improve. This is not a sadistic estimation; rather, it is... Read more

IT Management

Hackers Back for More Ransom at Kansas Heart Hospital

2016 24 May

Hackers demanded a second ransom from Kansas Heart Hospital following a hacking incident last week that saw the organisation paying for restoration of access to its systems. Hospital president, Greg Duick, M.D., told local media that the facility had paid "a small" amount to cyber-attackers to regain access to its systems. The hackers, however, refused... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Quarters of Hospitals - Without Them Knowing

2016 11 Apr

Research has shown that as many as 75 percent of hospitals in the U.S. could have been victims of a ransomware attack over the last year with a significant number unaware of the cyber intrusion. The data was gathered in the study Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics Quick HIT Survey: Ransomware. About 25 percent could not confirm if they had been... Read more

IT Management

FBI Investigates 2 More Ransomware Attacks

2016 24 Mar

The FBI is investigating following two more ransomware attacks on Southern California hospital Chino Valley Medical Centre, a 126-bed community hospital and Desert Valley Hospital a 148-bed facility, both part of Prime Healthcare Services Inc.,  were targeted. Hackers accessed one of the hospital’s computers spreading a malware programme to encrypt... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware Hack on Ottawa Hospital Fail

2016 21 Mar

Ottawa’s Hospital network was the target of a ransomware attack after hackers broke into IT systems and encrypted four computers. The hospital said that no patient data was compromised and the IT department cleaned the infected systems and restored data through back-up material. The remaining 9, 800 computers were not affected by the hacking. The ransomware... Read more


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