Nonprofit hospital network suffers IT meltdown after ‘security incident’

America’s second-largest nonprofit healthcare org is suffering a security “issue” that has diverted ambulances and shut down electronic records systems at hospitals around the country. CommonSpirit Health, a Chicago-based organization that has more than 1,000 facilities and 140 hospitals across Read More …

New York ambulance service discloses data breach after ransomware attack

Empress EMS (Emergency Medical Services), a New York-based emergency response and ambulance service provider, has disclosed a data breach that exposed customer information. According to the notification, the company suffered a ransomware attack on July 14, 2022. An investigation into Read More …

UK: Ransomware attack on NHS systems could take weeks to fix, major IT provider warns

A cyberattack that hit a major IT provider for the NHS and severely affected the 111 service involved ransomware and could take up to four weeks to fix, it has emerged. Advanced, which supplies vital systems for the NHS, said Read More …

Ministers coordinating ‘resilience response’ after ‘major’ cyber attack hits NHS systems across UK

The Welsh Ambulance Service says the outage is significant, far-reaching and affects all four nations in the UK, but NHS England says there’s “currently minimal disruption”. People seeking medical help via the NHS 111 service have been warned there could Read More …

Actinium hacking group is targeting emergency response and security organizations in Ukraine

Microsoft has detailed recent hacking activity of cyber actors, most likely aligned with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), who have targeted Ukraine government, security agencies and aid organizations. Microsoft says the hacking group, which it calls Actinium, has “targeted Read More …

FBI: Conti Ransomware Attacks Impact Healthcare and First Responder Networks

The FBI identified at least 16 Conti ransomware attacks targeting US healthcare and first responder networks, including law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, 9-1-1 dispatch centers, and municipalities within the last year. These healthcare and first responder networks are among Read More …

TDoS Attacks Take Aim at Emergency First-Responder Services

Telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks, which affect the availability and readiness of call centers, are hitting critical first-responder facilities, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A TDoS attack is designed to prevent incoming and outgoing calls, by flooding a Read More …