New York: Refuah Health to spend over $1M on cyber security following ransomware attack

A Hudson Valley health care provider will spend more than $1 million on cybersecurity after a ransomware attack leaked patients’ information. An investigation by the state attorney general found Refuah Healthdid not have proper precautions set up to prevent the Read More …

New Report On Suffolk County Cyber Attack Raises Questions

The former IT commissioner for the Suffolk County Clerk’s department did not alert county officials that the computer network in the clerk’s office was responding to a “radical malware attack” until eight hours after he was alerted, the Press has Read More …

UK: National Grid plots ‘honeypots’ to catch hackers as cyber attacks ramp up

National Grid is to set “honeypots” and plant false documents online as part of efforts to counter a surge in cyber attackers. The Grid has advertised a contract worth more than a million pounds to secure advanced cyber “deception” technology Read More …

Suffolk County starting to restore online services amid months-long cyberattack

Suffolk County has been suffering through a massive cyberattack for months, but progress has been made to restore security. Social security numbers of 26,000 county employees and drivers license numbers of 470,000 were exposed or accessed. Read more… Source: MSN Read More …

New York Adopts Law Protecting Power Grid from Cyber Attacks

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to create cybersecurity protections for the state’s energy grid. The legislation (designated A.3904B/S.5579A) will require utilities to prepare for cyberattacks in their annual emergency response plans, just as they would for storm or 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 …

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 …

FDNY seeks firewall to stop doxxing, hacking of rescue workers’ personal data

The FDNY is seeking to build a digital firewall to protect the Big Apple’s thousands of rescue workers from cyberattacks, including “doxxing,” The Post has learned. The department recently put out a call in the City Record for consultant services Read More …