Sensitive medical, financial data exposed in extortion of Massachusetts hospital

Sturdy Memorial, a 126-bed hospital, experienced a ransomware hack in February.

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Irish officials analyze decryption tool as long recovery process from ransomware continues

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

FireEye is involved in the incident response, a spokesperson said.

Conti ransomware gang victimized US health care, first-responder networks, FBI says

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The Conti ransomware gang is behind the attack on Ireland's health care system, too.

'Cybersecurity incident' hampers non-urgent care at hospitals in New Zealand

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Waikato District Health Board is in the throes of a recovery process that health organizations around the world have gone through during the pandemic.

Irish officials warn of ongoing disruptions to health system, long recovery following ransomware incident

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The incident, which Irish officials have blamed on Conti ransomware, has rocked the public health system.

Irish Prime Minister says government won't pay ransom after hack forces hospitals to alter services

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

In at least one case, a doctor said pregnant women were asked to stay home.

Colonial Pipeline didn't tell CISA about ransomware incident, highlighting questions about information sharing

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

It wasn't the only incident on lawmakers' minds where they thought information sharing fell short.

Hackers disrupt networks at San Diego medical provider, Kansas organ transplant facilitator

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The two breaches underscore how, more than a year into a pandemic, cybercriminals are still interfering with computer networks in the medical sector.

Researchers find two dozen bugs in software used in medical and industrial devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

It's a critique of the coding practices of the designers of billions of so-called IoT devices.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

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

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

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

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

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