Social engineering gains momentum with cyber criminals
Public healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted by cyberattacks, prompting security strategies that focus more on people.
Health insurer Excellus penalized $5.1M by HHS for data breach
The incident dates back to the era of well-publicized hacks on corporations such as Target, Sony and Home Depot.
Hackers who breached European medical regulator leak vaccine-related data
The dump follows the breach of a European Medicines Agency server last month.
Singapore says COVID tracing app data is fair game for criminal investigations
The contact-tracing app's website was quietly updated to note the policy.
US officials shut down scam websites impersonating Moderna, Regeneron
The scammers were after data that they could use for fraud or phishing, prosecutors said.
Bug could expose patient data from GE medical imaging devices, researchers warn
"The bigger picture here is authentication, and it’s a problem that’s unfortunately typical for medical devices," said CyberMDX's Elad Luz.
Ransomware attack may delay scheduled procedures at Baltimore-area medical center
This year has seen nearly double the amount of publicly reported ransomware attacks on the health sector compared to 2019, according to one tally.
COVID-19 hacking extends to supply chain for controlling vaccine temperature, IBM says
The phishing campaign began in September and has targeted organizations in six countries in Europe and Asia, according to IBM.
Russian, North Korean hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine researchers — and some attacks got through, Microsoft says
Three groups targeted seven prominent companies in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States, Microsoft said.
Flaw in Philippines’ contact-tracing app served up data on 30K health care providers, research finds
The flaw has been fixed, but it’s a reminder of how software tools used to combat the pandemic can open up new fronts in data insecurity