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'Grey's Anatomy' attempts to bring ransomware attacks to a public audience

by cyber_admin • 3 weeks ago

In the winter finale of the popular television show "Grey's Anatomy," there was an unexpected guest star: ransomware.

Lawmaker to HHS: Label software in medical devices

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

A national effort is needed to ensure that the owners and operators of medical devices, hospital IT networks and electronic health records management systems can find out what software and other technologies are in the products they are buying.

Report: New ransomware found in targeted attacks against health care industry

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

A unique variant of ransomware that appears to have been designed for and used against healthcare companies was recently uncovered by security researcher with cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

Former CIA head: health care industry must quickly confront cybersecurity issues

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

The health sector's continued expansion of network-connected technology will force greater cyber security efforts than ever before.

WannaCry outbreak was first big test of HHS's new cybersecurity center for health sector

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

When the ransomware crippled the British National Health Service last month, the response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was led by a new cybersecurity watch center, officials told lawmakers.

Federal report: Hospital cybersecurity is in 'critical condition'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

Many hospitals "may not know that they have experienced an attack until long after it has occurred."

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