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State-linked hacking continues amid race for coronavirus treatments, US and UK agencies warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

With a vaccine still many months away, organizations doing coronavirus research will continue to find themselves in the crosshairs of spies.

Coronavirus scientists are big targets for foreign cyber-espionage, FBI says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Foreign governments are targeting cyber-espionage operations against U.S. research entities working on the novel coronavirus.

Big health care analytics firm infected with ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

NRC Health's CIO told CyberScoop the company had “considered all options" to get its systems back online.

Seizure-triggering attack is stark example of how social media can be weaponized

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

An attack focused on people following the Epilepsy Foundation's Twitter account shows that even normal use of a social media platform can be used for harm.

LabCorp attack highlights persistent ransomware threat to health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

Ransomware has hit the vast medical-testing and blood diagnostics company LabCorp, the latest health care organization to be targeted by the hostage-taking malware.

Lawmakers want to know how to mitigate cyber risk in medical devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Replace the device? Patch the software? Lawmakers want to know how to protect legacy medical equipment from cyberthreats.

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