Hacking incidents involving ransomware attacks continue to dominate the 2020 health data breach tally, with incidents affecting two companies - Blackbaud and Magellan Health - accounting for numerous breach notifications by their clients.
A recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and other drug clinical trials illustrates increasing cyberthreats facing medical industry supply chain partners.
As Universal Health Services continues to recover from an apparent ransomware incident last weekend that affected system access for hundreds of its facilities, security experts say others can learn important lessons from the company's experience.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress.
As the tally of reported heath data breaches related to the May ransomware attack on Blackbaud continues to climb, so do the number of lawsuits filed against the cloud-based fundraising software vendor.
A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.
The number of individuals affected by the May ransomware attack on cloud-based software vendor Blackbaud continues to soar. And breach reports tied to the incident now total over 170, according to one estimate.
The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
Two recent hacking incidents that each affected more than 100,000 individuals illustrate the variety of cyberthreats healthcare organizations face during these chaotic times. Security experts offer risk mitigation insights.