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APT heist of Singapore health data exploited Microsoft Outlook, inquiry finds

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Hackers will always take the path of least resistance.

Health agency looks to bolster cybersecurity with new guidelines for industry

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The Department of Health and Human Services has released voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for health care professionals.

Ransomware infects hospitals in Ohio, West Virginia

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The pair of hospitals are the latest health care organizations to be hit by ransomware.

Why you shouldn't be afraid of nation-state hackers

by cyber_admin • 3 months ago

There's ample evidence of hacker “B-teams” amongst even the most sophisticated nation-state groups and you shouldn't be afraid of them.

Attackers behind CMS portal breach used legit accounts to swipe data

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

Attackers "used the front door," according to acting CMS CIO Rajiv Uppal, and had the ability to access a ton of PII.

SamSam ransomware group has hit 67 organizations in 2018, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

SamSam continues to have the health care sector in its sights.

CMS portal breach exposes 75,000 individuals' records

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

CMS says it's working to restore the breached portal and that the incident doesn't affect the operation of or open enrollment.

FDA warns users of cyber vulnerability in pacemaker programmers

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The FDA has issued a cybersecurity advisory for two models of programmers used on cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

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.

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

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

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

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