Ransomware gang apologizes, gives SickKids hospital free decryptor

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 Read More …

The mounting death toll of hospital cyberattacks

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 Read More …

Ontario: Children’s Hospital Expects Weekslong Ransomware Recovery

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 Read More …

Louisiana: Lake Charles Memorial Health has possible cybersecurity incident

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 Read More …

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

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 – Read More …

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

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 Read More …

US Health Dept warns of Royal Ransomware targeting healthcare

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 Read More …

French hospital cancels operations after cyberattack

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …