COVID-19 hacking extends to supply chain for controlling vaccine temperature, IBM says

The phishing campaign began in September and has targeted organizations in six countries in Europe and Asia, according to IBM.

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Russian, North Korean hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine researchers — and some attacks got through, Microsoft says

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

Three groups targeted seven prominent companies in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States, Microsoft said.

Flaw in Philippines’ contact-tracing app served up data on 30K health care providers, research finds

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The flaw has been fixed, but it’s a reminder of how software tools used to combat the pandemic can open up new fronts in data insecurity

Cyberattack on U. of Vermont hospital IT network delays chemotherapy, mammogram appointments

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

It's an example of how criminals can impact patient care.

UK launches cyber-operation against Russian disinformation on COVID-19 vaccine, report says

by Joe Warminsky • 4 weeks ago

The spy agency GCHQ is using digital tools originally developed to tackle online propaganda and recruitment material from the Islamic State, sources told The Times of London.

Ransomware attacks grow more menacing during the pandemic, creating headaches in health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Nearly five years after Hollywood Presbyterian, numerous health care organizations have had to endure their own ransomware ordeals.

Health sector mobilizes defenses following Ryuk ransomware warning

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Threat briefings are being held for hospital executives, federal officials are appealing for more data and hospitals are hardening their computer networks.

Why the extortion of Vastaamo matters far beyond Finland — and how cyber pros are responding

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

At issue are the obligations of health care organizations to defend their data, and victims’ ability to hold them accountable for failing to do so.

European ransomware group strikes US hospital networks, analysts warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

“UNC1878 is one of most brazen, heartless and disruptive threat actors I’ve observed over my career,” Mandiant's Charles Carmakal said.

Data breach at Finnish psychotherapy center takes a darker turn with extortion attempts

by Joe Warminsky • 1 month ago

Cybercriminals reportedly posted batches of Vastaamo's patient information on the dark web and claimed that individual people could protect their data by directly paying a ransom.

What the FBI did to make headway against COVID-19 research hackers

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The multi-step process included collecting information that could help victims and would-be victims, as well as used in court.

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