Cybersecurity’s warranty challenge

Enterprises are facing a tough choice: patch a system and break a warranty or leave a vulnerability to be fixed by an equipment manufacturer?

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New Jersey hospital chain pays attackers to thwart ransomware incident

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The size of the payment was not disclosed.

Exclusive: PR software firm exposes data on nearly 500k contacts

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

The company removed the bucket from the open internet after being contacted by CyberScoop.

As health sector grapples with ransomware, a search for better incident data

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The health care sector is trying to get a grip on ransomware. Better data could help.

Chinese spies have their sights on cancer research

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

After China’s cancer rate surged in recent years, Chinese authorities went looking for an answer to the problem.

Premera Blue Cross settles state data breach investigations for $10 million

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

The case is the latest example of how state attorneys are taking legal action following large-scale security incidents.

Researchers warn of critical vulnerability in GE anesthesia machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The research points to a broader problem of insecure firmware used in medical devices, according to CyberMDX.

Popular genetic-mapping software potentially exposed patients' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Analysts at Sandia National Laboratories discovered the flaw in the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner. A patch has been issued for the software.

FDA urges patients to ditch vulnerable insulin pumps built by Medtronic

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Medtronic equipment again is the subject of a cybersecurity warning from U.S. regulators.

AMCA parent company files for bankruptcy amid data breach fallout

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

The medical billing company has been on life support since its four largest clients cut ties after a breach.

Medical infusion-pump system has two serious bugs, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The Alaris Gateway Workstation can be "bricked" by one attack, and another would allow hackers to reconfigure it or monitor what it does, researchers with CyberMDX say.

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