Security pros help HHS fix a website flaw that exposed visitors to malware

The issue risked exposing people to malware used to steal credit card information and email credentials.

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All hands on deck: Infosec volunteers to protect medical organizations during COVID-19 crisis

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

By day, they are cybersecurity professionals at well-known companies. By night, they are working to protect health organizations from hackers.

HHS saw increase in network scanning in midst of COVID-19 outreach

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

HHS saw an uptick in scanning, and U.S. officials are investigating.

Czech Republic's second-biggest hospital is hit by cyberattack

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The Brno University Hospital has been conducting regular tests for the novel coronavirus, according to media reports.

Bogus HIV test results are the latest lures used by cybercrooks

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

That stream of health-related phishing means at least some of it is working.

Hackers seize on coronavirus fears for fodder in spearphishing, misinformation schemes

by Shannon Vavra • 4 weeks ago

Hackers frequently take advantage of crises and current events to tailor their messages better.

FDA warns patients about Bluetooth flaws affecting pacemakers, glucose monitors

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

It is the latest in a series of FDA advisories to inform patients of potential cybersecurity and safety risks.

Walgreens app exposes customer prescription data

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

An “error” in the Walgreens app left some customer data exposed for several days in January.

A psychiatrist fights the cyber industry’s mental health stigma — and appeals for help

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Mental health is "even more stigmatized" in cybersecurity than in some other industries, says psychiatrist Ryan Louie.

Big health care analytics firm infected with ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

NRC Health's CIO told CyberScoop the company had “considered all options" to get its systems back online.

Class action lawsuit filed against two Puerto Rican hospitals for alleged ransomware attacks

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The suit claims the hospitals had a 'wanton disregard' for security.

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