UC San Diego Health discloses data breach after phishing attack

UC San Diego Health, the academic health system of the University of California, San Diego, has disclosed a data breach after the compromise of some employees’ email accounts. UC San Diego Health is one of the nation’s best hospitals, being Read More …

The human cost of ransomware: Disruption to Irish health service will continue for months

Ireland’s health service faces months of disruption as it continues to recover from a ransomware attack, the head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. HSE, which is responsible for healthcare and social services across Ireland, fell victim to Read More …

UF Health Florida hospitals back to pen and paper after cyberattack

UF Health Central Florida has suffered a reported ransomware attack that forced two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network. The University of Florida Health, also known as UF Health, is a healthcare network of hospitals and physician Read More …

Swedish Health Agency shuts down SmiNet after hacking attempts

The Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has shut down SmiNet, the country’s infectious diseases database, on Thursday after it was targeted in several hacking attempts. SmiNet, which is also used to store electronic reports with statistics on COVID-19 infections, was Read More …

Ireland: ‘Wizard Spider’ cybercrime gang claim Health Service Executive attack

Hackers known as Wizard Spider are spinning a web of chaos since it launched a ransomware attack on the Health Service Executive last week. The Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for the most serious ever cyberattack on Ireland’s critical infrastructure. Read More …

How UK National Health Service learned the lessons of WannaCry to protect hospitals from attack

Four years ago, the UK’s National Health Service suddenly found itself one of the most high-profile victims of a global cyberattack. On 12 May 2017, WannaCry ransomware hit organisations around the world, but hospitals and GP surgeries throughout England and Read More …

Industries critical to COVID-19 response suffer surge in cloud cyberattacks

Industries and organizations critical to the fight against COVID-19 have faced a surge in cyberattacks due to their rapid transition to cloud platforms in light of the pandemic. When the world first began to take notice of the global spread Read More …

APT Charming Kitten Pounces on Medical Researchers

Security researchers have linked a late-2020 phishing campaign aimed at stealing credentials from 25 senior professionals at medical research organizations in the United States and Israel to an advanced persistent threat group with links to Iran called Charming Kitten. The Read More …

COVID pandemic causes spike in cyberattacks against hospitals, medical companies

Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, research suggests. On Wednesday, IBM released the company’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, which analyzed data from the previous year to track the evolution of new threats, malware development, and Read More …