Tagged Cyber Security

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New cyber-threat to healthcare identified

Almost a year after the devastating WannaCry attack badly affected NHS organisations, a new threat to healthcare has been identified by software company Symantec. Symantec states that an attack group dubbed Orangeworm is deploying Kwampirs malware in a targeted campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries. Kwampirs is a backdoor Trojan that provides attackers…

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NHS Digital and techUK announces partnership goals for 2018

NHS Digital and technology business organisation techUK have highlighted the areas they will focus on in 2018 through their partnership. The two organisations will work alongside small and medium enterprises and aim to increase interoperability in the sector to integrate technology into the NHS and social care. The partnership also aims to identify innovative technology…

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Increasing hacker threats to the healthcare industry

Written by Paul Darby, regional director, Vidder According to a recent report from cybersecurity firm Norton, hackers stole a total of £130 billion from consumers in 2017. These attacks hit over 978 million victims around the world and include large scale attacks on the NHS like WannaCry. However, surprisingly, still more than a quarter of…

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60% of NHS Trusts still use Windows XP

Despite warnings from the Government to the NHS about the vulnerabilities of old software, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that over 60% of NHS Trusts are still using some form Windows XP. Digital Health Age issued a freedom of information request to 144 NHS Trusts asking how many endpoints within the Trusts…

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