Social engineering gains momentum with cyber criminals

Public healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted by cyberattacks, prompting security strategies that focus more on people.

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Health insurer Excellus penalized $5.1M by HHS for data breach

by Joe Warminsky • 6 days ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The contact-tracing app's website was quietly updated to note the policy.

US officials shut down scam websites impersonating Moderna, Regeneron

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

"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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

Cyberattack on U. of Vermont hospital IT network delays chemotherapy, mammogram appointments

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

It's an example of how criminals can impact patient care.

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