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.
Ransomware most likely culprit for network infection that closed down three hospitals in North Lincolnshire and affected several other affiliated institutions.
An FOI disclosure from the NHS has shown nearly 30 NHS trusts to be the victims of ransomware attacks in the past 12 months.
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
FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.
FireEye researchers have spotted a Locky ransomware campaign targeting the healthcare sector around the world
Doctors and nurses would rather save a patient's life than adhere to infosec best practices, according to new research into healthcare cyber-security.
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 is becoming a more prevalent threat actor, targeting and infecting 38 percent of healthcare IT professionals.
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.
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.
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
Stolen medical information has become a more extensive issue than originally thought, affecting 90 percent of industries.
A 64.8 percent spike of new malware strains have been discovered by researchers at G DATA.
The report surveyed 398 full-time health care workers to measure the security complications and flaws facing healthcare in the US.
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.
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.
Big Data analysis allows identification of individuals via anonymised data.
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.
Patient information can be accessed more efficiently
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is tieing together its building and computing access systems to vastly simplify its operations
Parcel courier TNT has lost a disk containing extensive details of emergency calls made in Scotland over the last two years
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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