Brazilian Ministry of Health recovers systems over a month after cyberattack

After a major cyberattack brought key systems of Brazil’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to a halt, the department has reported all its platforms are back online. According to a statement released by the MoH on Friday (14), most systems have Read More …

Technology developed to track spread of coronavirus could be abused, privacy campaigner warns

A medical privacy campaigner says technology developed to track the spread of COVID-19 is a new form of surveillance that could be abused. Phil Booth, coordinator at MedConfidential, warned that increased monitoring of wastewater from sinks, drains and toilets, which Read More …

Maryland officials confirm ransomware attack shut down Department of Health

Maryland officials confirmed on Wednesday that state’s Department of Health is dealing with a devastating ransomware attack, which has left hospitals struggling amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. In a statement released on Wednesday, Maryland Chief Information Security Officer Chip Read More …

Data breach: Broward Health warns 1.3 million patients, staff of ‘medical identity theft’

This weekend, the Broward Health hospital system notified more than 1.3 million patients and staff members that their personal information was involved in a data breach that started on October 15. In a statement on Saturday, the Florida hospital system Read More …

Top 10 healthcare breaches in the U.S. exposed data of 19 million

The healthcare sector has been the target of hundreds of cyberattacks this year. A tally of public data breach reports so far shows that tens of millions of healthcare records have been exposed to unauthorized parties. Most of the largest Read More …

Phishing incident causes data breach at West Virginia hospitals

A hospital system in West Virginia has suffered a data breach resulting from a phishing attack, which gave hackers access to several email accounts. Monongalia Health System — which runs Monongalia County General Hospital Company and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Read More …

Conti Ransomware Gang: An Overview

Conti ransomware stands out as one of the most ruthless of the dozens of ransomware gangs that we follow. The group has spent more than a year attacking organizations where IT outages can have life-threatening consequences: hospitals, 911 dispatch carriers, Read More …

East Londoners nicked under Computer Misuse Act after NHS vaccine passport app sprouted clump of fake entries

British police have made a series of arrests over the past few months after people with apparent access to NHS databases allegedly sold fake vaccination status entries on the NHS vaccine passport app. This week the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Read More …

Inside the criminal groups using disinformation to sell fake COVID passes

“For all those who do not wish to be vaccinated, here is an alternative.” This is how fake or fraudulent EU COVID certificates are being advertised online by criminal groups. Sky News has found evidence of these passes, which could Read More …

Sensitive information of 30k Florida healthcare workers exposed in unprotected database

More than 30,000 US healthcare workers’ personal information was recently exposed due to a non-password protected database, according to security researcher Jeremiah Fowler and a team of ethical hackers with Website Planet. Fowler discovered a database run by Gale Healthcare Read More …