Healthcare

Inadequate cyber-security budgets 'putting NHS patients at risk'

Inadequate cyber-security budgets 'putting NHS patients at risk'

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Some NHS trusts were spending as much as £100,000 a year on cyber-security in 2015 while others were spending nothing, according to figures collated by Sky News.

Northern Lincolnshire NHS up and running again after "virus" threat

Northern Lincolnshire NHS up and running again after "virus" threat

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Ransomware most likely culprit for network infection that closed down three hospitals in North Lincolnshire and affected several other affiliated institutions.

NHS attacked by ransomware 'dozens' of times

NHS attacked by ransomware 'dozens' of times

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An FOI disclosure from the NHS has shown nearly 30 NHS trusts to be the victims of ransomware attacks in the past 12 months.

Report uncovers the underground healthcare data market

Report uncovers the underground healthcare data market

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A new report from the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology undresses what happens to private medical data after its stolen from the hospital and the heaving marketplaces it ends up in

47% of NHS Trusts in England admit to falling victim to ransomware

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FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.

Locky ransomware spread in global campaign against health sector

Locky ransomware spread in global campaign against health sector

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FireEye researchers have spotted a Locky ransomware campaign targeting the healthcare sector around the world

Medical staff routinely ignore IT security to do their jobs

Medical staff routinely ignore IT security to do their jobs

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Doctors and nurses would rather save a patient's life than adhere to infosec best practices, according to new research into healthcare cyber-security.

Healthcare phishing attacks - Is the NHS next and how can it prepare?

Healthcare phishing attacks - Is the NHS next and how can it prepare?

The healthcare sector is vulnerable to cyber-attack, keeping a lot of personal data that attackers are increasingly targetting, and the NHS needs to get its defences in place now says Stuart Robb.

Ransomware targets and infects 38% of IT pros in healthcare

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Ransomware is becoming a more prevalent threat actor, targeting and infecting 38 percent of healthcare IT professionals.

What is the price of healthcare cyber-attacks?

What is the price of healthcare cyber-attacks?

Cyber-attacks that harvest data have been gaining momentum, increasing in destructiveness and targeting progressively higher-profile organisations. However, this is not a problem limited to consumer-facing corporations says Ian Trump.

New report diagnoses healthcare bodies with poor cyber-security

New report diagnoses healthcare bodies with poor cyber-security

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Health care bodies appear to have a focus on protecting patient data, often forgetting to protect themselves from other more serious attacks, a new report has shown.

Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre

Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre

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When malware goes to war: South California hospital unable to relax in the face of US$3.6 million (£2.4 million) demand from attackers

90% of industries affected by healthcare data breaches

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Stolen medical information has become a more extensive issue than originally thought, affecting 90 percent of industries.

Research shows 12 new malware strains discovered every minute

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A 64.8 percent spike of new malware strains have been discovered by researchers at G DATA.

New findings disclose health care security gaps

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The report surveyed 398 full-time health care workers to measure the security complications and flaws facing healthcare in the US.

Cyber-security experts criticise data handling processes after HIV clinic email error

Cyber-security experts criticise data handling processes after HIV clinic email error

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Security experts have criticised the processes that allowed the names and email addresses of hundreds of HIV-positive patients in London to be revealed in an email newsletter.

Lawsuit filed against UCLA health system—data breaches on the rise

Lawsuit filed against UCLA health system—data breaches on the rise

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A lawsuit has been filed against UCLA Health System, UCLA Medical Sciences and The Regents of the University of California for compromise of private data.

NHS data privacy plans 'flawed'

NHS data privacy plans 'flawed'

Big Data analysis allows identification of individuals via anonymised data.

Healthy scepticism

Healthy scepticism

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With potential fines of up €100 million under EU Data Protection Reform, accidental data breaches have moved up the boardroom agenda. Tony Morbin reports on data concerns at Health Authorities in England and Wales, where despite differing systems, data leakage is also being addressed.

NHS Foundation signs up to single sign-on

Patient information can be accessed more efficiently

Geordies unify physical and IT security

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Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is tieing together its building and computing access systems to vastly simplify its operations

Scotland loses details of nearly one million 999 calls

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Parcel courier TNT has lost a disk containing extensive details of emergency calls made in Scotland over the last two years

A dubious milestone - Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reports exposed record No. 100 million

Two months after the U.S. population reached 300 million people, the nation realized a more troubling statistical milestone when the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse today reported that more than 100 million records have been exposed since the ChoicePoint data breach.

PC with personal information of 1.4 million Colorado residents stolen

A Denver company today offered $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a stolen PC containing a government database with the personal information of 1.4 million Colorado citizens.

Another VA breach affects 1,600 veterans from New York system

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is again warning veterans their identity may be at risk following the theft of an unencrypted laptop from the agency's New York Harbor Healthcare System.

Hackers breach Ohio hospital's databases, obtain personal information of 240,000

An Ohio pediatric hospital is notifying patients and donors - totaling as many as 240,000 people - that their personal information may have been compromised by hackers.

From InfoSecurity NY: Cost of data breaches up nearly a third in past year, study says

The cost of data breaches has risen 30 percent over the past year, according to a new Ponemon Institute study released Monday at InfoSecurity NY.

Legislation to protect veterans' personal information passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Tuesday night language that expands the scope of a law that would protect veterans from identity theft by mandating all federal agencies alert the public when they suffer breaches of sensitive information.

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