How alleged Iranian hackers are posing as an Israeli scientist to spy on US medical professionals

Hacking is still central to the high-stakes spying game between Iran, Israel and the U.S.

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State prosecutors push Facebook, Twitter to do more to slow virus misinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Their piece by piece approach isn't enough, the attorneys general said.

COVID-19 vaccine scammers are still lurking

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

In some attacks, the hackers attempted to steal credentials from employees at Walgreens.

Scammers exploit COVID-19 vaccine confusion for fraud efforts

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

Amid a rush to receive COVID-19 vaccines, spearphishing and shady domain registrations are on the uptick.

Ryuk ransomware develops worm-like capabilities, France warns

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The latest Ryuk disclosure is not welcome news for hospitals already struggling to fend off ransomware.

Universal Health Services reports $67 million in losses after apparent ransomware attack

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Cybercrime has been costly to the health sector during the pandemic.

House Dems pressure tech giants over spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The lawmakers have questions about what they're trying to do to fight it, and more.

Social engineering gains momentum with cyber criminals

by Ryan Witt • 3 months ago

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

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

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 months ago

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