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Vanderbilt University researcher's claim breaches linked to patient deaths

A Vanderbilt University researcher is claiming more than 2,100 patient deaths are linked to hospital data breaches each year.

New York hospital data breach, 135,000 patients potentially affected

In the US a New York hospital suffered a data breach affecting about 135,000 patients when an unauthorised party gained access to its servers.

Every NHS trust failing on patching, officials admit

In an astonishing admission, Department of Health (DoH) officials have admitted that every single NHS trust in the UK has failed to meet cyber-security standards.

Grey's Anatomy resolves hospital hacker plot, security experts analyse plot

Previously on Grey's Anatomy... Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital's network was taken over by a hacker who demanded millions in Bitcoin, in what was essentially a ransomware attack.

Researchers trace BitPaymer ransomware back to Dridex developers

A relatively new ransomware that infected Scottish hospitals last summer appears to be created by the same developers who are responsible for the dreaded Dridex banking trojan.

Cyber-attack shuts down US Regional Hospital's online system

A cyber-attack that left computer screens at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, USA, with a ransom message for bitcoin has caused the entire network at the hospital to go offline to stop damage to data of the patients.

A postmortem of the Grey's Anatomy ransomware episode: Accurate or not?

In the mid-season finale of Grey's Anatomy, titled "Out of Nowhere," Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital itself was on life support after its network became infected with ransomware - how realistic was the portrayal?

Hospitals turn patients away as NHS caught up in global ransomware attack

A combination of WannaCrypt0r and the EternalBlue exploit harvested from the NSA is forcing the closure of networks around the world including many NHS trusts in the UK.

Breaking: NHS Trust crippled by cyberattack

A malware infection on a Lincolnshire hospital has caused an NHS trust to shut down major operations across several hospitals

Do drug pump disclosures point to culture of insecurity in healthcare?

Researchers have uncovered security vulnerabilities in an insulin pump that had the potential to cost lives. SC asks if medical hardware device vulnerabilities are purely a technical problem, or whether a culture of insecurity is to blame...

Locky ransomware spread in global campaign against health sector

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

Health sector tops breach list, says Information Commissioner

The healthcare sector has once again won the dubious distinction of the leakiest industry as the Information Commissioner's Office releases data covering breaches reported in the final quarter of 2015.