Leicester street lights stuck on all day due to cyber attack

A cyber attack targeting Leicester City Council has led to some street lights being stuck on all day. The attack crippled the authority’s services seven weeks ago and led to confidential documents being published online by the hackers, including rent Read More …

US 911 emergency call line outage resolved in some areas

Emergency services on the 911 telephone call line were restored late on Wednesday in parts of the United States, officials said, following a widespread outage across all of South Dakota and in parts of Nebraska, Nevada and Texas. Officials in Read More …

Change Healthcare faces another ransomware threat – and it looks credible

For months, Change Healthcare has faced an immensely messy ransomware debacle that has left hundreds of pharmacies and medical practices across the United States unable to process claims. Now, thanks to an apparent dispute within the ransomware criminal ecosystem, it Read More …

UK: Criminal investigation into council cyber attack

Ccriminal investigation has started into a cyber attack that has disrupted Leicester City Council’s systems for more than a week. The council said it could not comment on the nature of the incident while the investigation was ongoing. It told Read More …

Mandatory cyber requirements after Change Healthcare attack opposed by health sector

The American Hospital Association has opposed mandatory cybersecurity requirements proposed for the healthcare sector following the ransomware attack against Change Healthcare, which has resulted in widespread prescription processing outages across the U.S. “Imposing fines or cutting Medicare payments would diminish Read More …

Ransomware’s appetite for US healthcare sees known attacks double in a year

Following the February 21 attack on Change Healthcare, scores of people in the US have been living with the brutal, real-world effects of ransomware. Described by the American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rick Pollack as “the most significant Read More …

US health department opens probe into UnitedHealth hack

The U.S. government on Wednesday said it has opened an investigation into the cyberattack at UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare to find out whether there was a breach of protected health data and if the company followed U.S. health privacy law. Read More …

French state services hit by cyberattacks of ‘unprecedented intensity’

The latest cyberattack to hit France follows a warning from Attal’s defence adviser just last week that the Olympics games in July and European Parliament elections in June could be “significant targets”. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office said several state Read More …