Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals’ favorite weapons in their campaigns. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare organizations, with attacks using Trojan malware climbing by 82% between the second and third quarters of this year. Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations jumped 60% in the first nine months of the year, compared
Modern threats putting healthcare organization at risk, how they’re improving their security posture, and where many fall short. At a time when organizations across all industries fear data breaches and cyberattacks, those in healthcare have greater reason to be on edge. Troves of sensitive health data, a wealth of connected medical devices, and poor risk
LabCorp says its third-party debt-collection provider, AMCA, notified the company that information on 7.7 million patients had leaked. Expect more healthcare companies to come forward. A second large healthcare company has come forward to acknowledge that customer information sent to a third-party debt-collection firm likely was compromised. In a June 4 filing, medical diagnostics firm
Healthcare IoT is expanding opportunities for hackers as the sector struggles to keep up security-wise. Securing healthcare IT and IoT systems entails balancing legacy technology, regulation, and organizational challenges, and two recent reports show that the industry is falling short in its security efforts. These issues include the architecture of hospital networks and their use: namely,
From criminals to competitors, online bots continue to scrape information from sites and pose as legitimate users. Websites increasingly have to watch out for automated programs posing as human visitors — in other words, bots, which continue to become more sophisticated, according to a new report from bot mitigation firm Distil Networks. While bot traffic
In the last three weeks, Cyber Security Hub has reported on three separate data breaches involving personal and medical information of possibly hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. This time it was a malware attack that exposed patient data. The week before, it was a phishing scam and prior to that — a website vulnerability.