Health care cyber experts tout progress in vulnerability disclosure at BSides Vegas

The delicate process for disclosing software and hardware bugs in medical devices has made important strides in recent years as the threat of lawsuits against security researchers has receded.

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Singapore health system breach likely conducted by APT group, government says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The minister of communications and information says the attackers used sophisticated methods to conduct the hack and evade detection.

Phishing attack exposes data of more than a million patients across Midwest

by Mark Satter • 3 weeks ago

The incident affected UnityPoint Health, a network of hospitals, clinics, and home care services in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

LabCorp attack highlights persistent ransomware threat to health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Ransomware has hit the vast medical-testing and blood diagnostics company LabCorp, the latest health care organization to be targeted by the hostage-taking malware.

CyberMDX gets $10 million investment for medical device security

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

Funding for health care cybersecurity as worries grow over the vulnerability of medical devices.

‘Orangeworm’ hacking campaign hits X-ray and MRI machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

A newly disclosed hacking campaign has infected multinational healthcare firms through malware that has threatened X-ray and MRI machines, cybersecurity firm Symantec warned.

Lawmakers want to know how to mitigate cyber risk in medical devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

Replace the device? Patch the software? Lawmakers want to know how to protect legacy medical equipment from cyberthreats.

Respiratory device maker Inogen says breach exposed customer data

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

Inogen says hackers obtained unauthorized access to customer data through an employee's email.

Report: hospitals are flooded with vulnerable IoT devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

The researchers found exposed medical images, protocols, databases, industrial controllers and healthcare systems software.

The fear over WannaCry is still very real

by Greg Otto • 5 months ago

The incident at Boeing looks like a tempest in a teapot. But the sting of WannaCry will be with us for years to come.

DMARC 2.0? New BIMI standard will help fight spoofing and phishing

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

Major email service providers are teaming up with large corporations like to develop a new email security standard.

Nuance Communications says NotPetya attack has cost it $92 million since June

by Michelai Graham • 6 months ago

The company expects to lose more revenue this year when it enhances and upgrades its cybersecurity software.

Hoping to fill a global void, private companies push for 'cyber norms'

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Private technology companies are hoping to fill a void left by governments that have continued to face international road blocks to create cyber norms.

Why GDPR is flipping the thought process around data ownership

by Greg Otto • 6 months ago

In a new podcast, CyberScoop gets experts to separate fact from fiction when it comes to GDPR.

Medical supply giant Fresenius Medical Care fined $3.5 million for five data breaches

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

The list of violations is long, including a lack of necessary encryption and security policies.

Can a CT scan be hacked? New research pushes doctors to patch their imaging devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

A new paper details how researchers found that medical imaging devices are particularly vulnerable to threats that can ultimately result in harm to patients.

Allscripts faces lawsuit after ransomware attack impacts doctors' offices across U.S.

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

The lawsuit says Allscripts "failed to take adequate measures to protect" against cyberattack.

Another Indiana hospital hit with ransomware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana was hit with ransomware on January 11.

Indiana hospital shuts down systems after ransomware attack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

Hancock Regional Hospital's computer system was compromised by a hacker demanding bitcoins in ransom.

Experts: Time is running short to meet GDPR requirements

by cyber_admin • 8 months ago

"Thousands of companies have no idea they're directly covered by this law."

Conficker worm still spreading despite being nearly 10 years old

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 8 months ago

Approaching its silver anniversary, Conficker tallied over 2.5 million successful infections in 2017.

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