U.K. fines company that collected data from new moms, then sold it to Equifax

Bounty UK collected information from new mothers, mothers-to-be, as well as the birth dates and genders of young children, according to the ICO.

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Cyberattack at med-tech conglomerate Hoya slowed production at Thai factory by 60 percent

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Roughly 100 computers were infected with malicious software that stole user credentials, then tried to install a program that would co-opt those machines into mining for cryptocurrency.

German drug giant Bayer breached by Chinese hacking group Wicked Panda: report

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The pharmaceutical giant said it found malicious software on its computer networks last year.

Security flaw in Medtronic heart defibrillators is serious, DHS says, but don't panic

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

The issue involves Conexus, Medtronic’s radio-frequency protocol that’s used for communication between medical technology such as defibrillators, home monitoring devices and other clinician programming tools.

What actually happens when a company examines third-party risk

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

More than zero-days or machine learning, this is what CISOs are constantly measuring on a day-to-day basis.

Security ills of health care sector draw senator's attention

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Hackers have haunted the industry for years, leveraging medical devices to steal valuable personal information or launch highly publicized ransomware attacks.

U. of Washington Medicine learned it exposed info on 974k people after a patient found their data on Google

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The information in question become inaccessible on Dec. 4, 2018 “due to an internal human error,” the hospital system said.

Medigate raises $15 million Series A for medical device security

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

A pool of startups focusing on medical device security is forming.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Hackers will always take the path of least resistance.

Health agency looks to bolster cybersecurity with new guidelines for industry

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 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 • 5 months ago

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

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