Tagged ransomware

Cyber-Crime
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Stopping the spread of the ransomware epidemic

Tony Rowan, chief security consultant, SentinelOne, discusses the dangers that the NHS is facing from ransomware attacks. Ransomware continues to target the public sector, with NHS trusts being added to the long list of victims. A recent Freedom of Information study carried out by SentinelOne revealed that 30% of NHS Trusts have suffered a ransomware…

Ransom-Ware
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New survey shows the extent of ransomware attacks on the NHS

Recent information has revealed the extent of ransomware attacks against NHS trusts in England, Scotland and Wales. RES, a digital security company, submitted an in-depth Freedom of Information (FOI) request to 260 trusts, asking whether they had been targeted by ransomware in the last 18 months. Ransomware attacks are a particular type of cyberattack where…

Kapersky-Lab
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Connecting with care: how ready is healthcare IT for the new EU data regulations?

Kaspersky Lab examines how ready healthcare IT is today for the cyber-threats of tomorrow. IT security professionals in the European healthcare industry have a difficult job to do. Every day they face the seemingly impossible task of delivering on two opposing goals: enabling the connectivity and transparency that power digital healthcare, while maintaining strong barriers…

Duo-Security
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Half of devices in healthcare open to attack

Duo Security helps protect healthcare organisations from ransomware attacks Duo Security, a cloud-based Trusted Access provider, have announced new research on nearly 250,000 mobile devices, PCs, and Macs in the healthcare sector. According to Duo Security half of those devices were running out of date version of flash which are susceptible to malware like the…

The IT and web-based systems of three hospitals in the US were hit by Locky ransomware and hackers asked for a ransom to get systems back online. Systems at
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Three hospitals fall prey to cyber attacks

The IT and web-based systems of three hospitals in the US were hit by Locky malware and hackers asked for a ransom to get systems back online. Systems at Kentucky Methodist Hospital, Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, California, were hit by the ransomware but are now running normally again without having to…

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