Healthcare


  • Tallahassee Memorial hospital victim of suspected ransomware attack

    February 3, 2023

    Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is postponing all non-emergency patient procedures as officials manage an Information Technology security issue that occurred late Thursday night, according to a memo from the hospital. The IT security breach is a suspected ransomware attack, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Read more… Source: Florida Politics  

  • North Korean hackers stole research data in two-month-long breach

    February 2, 2023

    A new cyber espionage campaign dubbed ‘No Pineapple!’ has been attributed to the North Korean Lazarus hacking group, allowing the threat actors to stealthily steal 100GB of data from the victim without causing any destruction. The campaign lasted between August and November 2022, targeting organizations in medical research, healthcare, chemical engineering, energy, defense, and a leading ...

  • University of Iowa Hospitals website possibly hit by cyberattack

    February 1, 2023

    A Russian hacking group has claimed to have taken down the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics website, along with the websites of dozens of other hospitals nationwide. UIHC has acknowledged its website is down Tuesday afternoon and its IT staff is investigating the cause but could not confirm whether it was the result of a ...

  • University of Michigan Health says cyber attack impacted public websites, not patient info

    January 30, 2023

    Michigan Health officials say its public websites experienced issues due to a cyber attack but claims the issue did not impact patient information. In a statement on Monday, officials say the attack affected a “third-party vendor we use to host some of our sites.” Read more… Source: CBS Detroit News  

  • UK: Army spied on lockdown critics

    January 29, 2023

    A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government’s Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Military operatives in the UK’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic response. Read more… Source: Daily Mail  

  • Ransomware gang apologizes, gives SickKids hospital free decryptor

    January 1, 2023

    The LockBit ransomware gang has released a free decryptor for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), saying one of its members violated rules by attacking the healthcare organization. SickKids is a teaching and research hospital in Toronto that focuses on providing healthcare to sick children. On December 18th, the hospital suffered a ransomware attack that impacted internal ...

  • The mounting death toll of hospital cyberattacks

    December 28, 2022

    Cyberattacks are getting deadlier — and hospitals on the frontline are straining under increasing attacks. As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world over the past three years, cybercriminals took advantage of the chaotic situation and repeatedly shut down hospitals’ networks at a time when they were least able to respond. That has meant curtailed emergency services, ...

  • Ontario: Children’s Hospital Expects Weekslong Ransomware Recovery

    December 28, 2022

    Nearly a week after a ransomware attack forced a network shutdown at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, patients are still experiencing delays in treatment and diagnostic procedures. The hospital says it has restored some systems, phones and websites, but the recovery process could take weeks. Hackers targeted the hospital’s network on Dec. 19, forcing it to ...

  • Louisiana: Lake Charles Memorial Health has possible cybersecurity incident

    December 26, 2022

    Some Lake Charles health care system patients may have had their information involved in a cybersecurity incident. The Lake Charles Memorial Health System on Friday mailed letters to some of its “patients whose information may have been involved in a recent cybersecurity incident,” according to a news release from the company. On Oct. 21, the system’s information ...

  • Iran-linked Charming Kitten espionage gang bares claws to pollies, power orgs

    December 15, 2022

    An Iranian cyber espionage gang with ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has learned new methods and phishing techniques, and aimed them at a wider set of targets – including politicians, government officials, critical infrastructure and medical researchers – according to email security vendor Proofpoint. Over the past two years, the threat actor group that ...

  • ‘Why wasn’t there a back-up plan?’: After One Brooklyn Health cyber attack, community leaders demand answers

    December 15, 2022

    Nearly a month after a cyber attack left the One Brooklyn Health system compromised, elected officials and medical professionals gathered outside of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center to call for additional resources — and to get the healthcare system’s three hospitals back online. “I am asking for resources and answers into this cyber attack that has crippled ...

  • US Health Dept warns of Royal Ransomware targeting healthcare

    December 8, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new warning today for the country’s healthcare organizations regarding ongoing attacks from a relatively new operation, the Royal ransomware gang. The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) —HHS’ security team— revealed in a new analyst note published Wednesday that the ransomware group has been behind ...

  • French hospital cancels operations after cyberattack

    December 5, 2022

    A hospital complex in Versailles, near Paris, had to cancel operations and transfer some patients after being hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, France’s health ministry said. The Hospital Centre of Versailles – which consists of Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home – was affected by the hacking attempt, said the complex’s ...

  • Medibank hackers reportedly release all data on dark web

    December 1, 2022

    Hackers who breached Medibank’s systems have dumped another batch of data on the dark web, along with claims the files contain all of the data they took in a heist that impacted 9.7 million customers. The Australian insurance group confirms six zipped files of data have been released, while government officials reiterate the overdue need ...

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences restores e-Hospital data after cyber attack

    November 30, 2022

    The server at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has been down for the eighth day in a row, and according to reports, more analysts from Delhi are under consideration for suspension for cybersecurity violations after two of them were already suspended. According to the sources quoted by the report, “The sanitising ...

  • NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

    November 16, 2022

    An outgoing NHS tech chief has defended the decision to merge his organization with a UK government-run unit, arguably diluting the statuary protection of patient data. Simon Bolton, interim chief executive of the soon-to-be-defunct NHS Digital, said the merger of the organization with NHS England, a non-departmental government body, was necessary to “provide real clarity of ...

  • Russia-based Pushwoosh tricks US Army and others into running its code – for a while

    November 15, 2022

    US government agencies including the Army and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled apps running Pushwoosh code after learning the software company – which presents itself as American – is actually Russian, according to Reuters. Pushwoosh is a software company that provides code and data analysis for developers so they can automate custom push notifications ...

  • US Health Dept warns of Venus ransomware targeting healthcare orgs

    November 10, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned today that Venus ransomware attacks are also targeting the country’s healthcare organizations. In an analyst note issued by the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3), HHS’ security team also mentions that it knows about at least one incident where Venus ransomware was deployed on the networks ...

  • Hack the Real Box: APT41’s New Subgroup Earth Longzhi

    November 9, 2022

    In early 2022, Trend Micro investigated an incident that compromised a company in Taiwan. The malware used in the incident was a simple but custom Cobalt Strike loader. After further investigation, however, we found incidents targeting multiple regions using a similar Cobalt Strike loader. While analyzing code similarities and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), we ...

  • Medibank now says hackers accessed all its customers’ personal data

    October 27, 2022

    Australian insurance firm Medibank has confirmed that hackers accessed all of its customers’ personal data and a large amount of health claims data during a recent ransomware attack. In an announcement published today, the companies warned that an internal investigation into the attack has shown that the threat actors had far greater access to customer data ...