Moody’s turns up the heat on ‘riskiest’ sectors for cyberattacks

About $22 trillion of global debt rated by Moody’s Investors Service has “high,” or “very high” cyber-risk exposure, with electric, gas and water utilities, as well as hospitals, among the sectors facing the highest risk of cyberattacks. That’s more than 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 …

Ransomware gang threatens 1m-plus medical record leak

Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate cybercriminals continue to put medical clinics and hospitals firmly in their crosshairs. Daixin Team has taken credit for a September 1 assault on Texas-based OakBend Medical Center, causing a shutdown of the Read More …

FBI: Cyber Criminals Targeting Healthcare Payment Processors, Costing Victims Millions in Losses

The FBI has received multiple reports of cyber criminals increasingly targeting healthcare payment processors to redirect victim payments. In each of these reports, unknown cyber criminals used employees’ publicly-available Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and social engineering techniques to impersonate victims Read More …

French hospital hit by $10M ransomware attack, sends patients elsewhere

The Center Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF), a 1000-bed hospital located 28km from the center of Paris, suffered a cyberattack on Sunday, which has resulted in the medical center referring patients to other establishments and postponing appointments for surgeries. CHSF serves Read More …

RTLS systems vulnerable to MiTM attacks, location manipulation

Security researchers have uncovered multiple vulnerabilities impacting UWB (ultra-wideband) RTLS (real-time locating systems), enabling threat actors to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks and manipulate tag geo-location data. RTLS technology is widely used in industrial environments, mass transit, healthcare, and smart city applications. 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 …

New GwisinLocker ransomware encrypts Windows and Linux ESXi servers

A new ransomware family called ‘GwisinLocker’ targets South Korean healthcare, industrial, and pharmaceutical companies with Windows and Linux encryptors, including support for encrypting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines. The new malware is the product of a lesser-known threat actor 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 …

1.9m patient records exposed in healthcare debt collector ransomware attack

Professional Finance Company, a Colorado-based debt collector whose customers include hundreds of US hospitals, medical clinics, and dental groups, recently disclosed that private data – including names, addresses, social security numbers, and health records – for more than 1.9 million Read More …