The number of companies and individuals affected by an April ransomware attack on managed care provider Magellan Health continues to grow. This illustrates the risks faced by interconnected organizations in the healthcare sector.
Canadian information privacy regulators have ordered medical testing laboratory LifeLabs to improve its data security practices following their investigation of a 2019 breach that exposed the health data of 15 million individuals.
Many ransomware gangs hell-bent on seeing a criminal payday have now added data exfiltration to their shakedown arsenal. Gangs' extortion play: Pay us, or we'll dump stolen data. One massive takeaway is that increasingly, ransomware outbreaks also are data breaches, thus triggering breach notification rules.
Four recent cybersecurity incidents that may have involved ransomware demonstrate the ongoing threats facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also serve as a warning that extra watchfulness is needed as physicians reopen their clinics.
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Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data.
The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.
Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder. Thankfully, security experts continue to release free decryptors for some strains.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group recently suffered its second ransomware outbreak of the year, with Thomas Knudsen, the company's managing director, branding the latest attack as being "serious and regrettable." But was it preventable?
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
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Visser Precision, a U.S. manufacturer that supplies Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Tesla and SpaceX, appears to have been hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang, which has begun leaking internal data and threatening to leak more unless the victim pays a ransom.
The gang behind Maze ransomware now lists 21 alleged victims on its website that it says have not paid a demanded ransom, including the Florida city of Pensacola. But Canadian construction firm Bird, which was listed as a victim, subsequently disappeared from the list.