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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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Investing in layers of security for the NHS

Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director, Western Europe, Infoblox The scale of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks perfectly illustrate the seriousness of the cybersecurity threat currently faced by the NHS. Legacy IT operating systems are going unpatched and, with a rise in the number of connected devices, hospital IT networks are becoming increasingly vulnerable. As…

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WannaCry saviour arrested by FBI

The British cyber-security expert who helped stop the WannaCry attack earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI. Marcus Hutchins, 23, was attending the Black Cat and Def Con cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas this week but was arrested on Wednesday. Hutchins has been alleged to have of created the Kronos malware which is…

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