National Audit Office (NAO) report says NHS trusts were left vulnerable to the unsophisticated Wannacry attack because NHS chiefs ignored cyber-security recommendations. UK Government holds North Korea responsible.
If there was a silver lining to the WannaCry attacks it was to raise awareness of the dangers of networked systems and encourage more non-technical people to learn more about malware.
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Security researchers at McAfee say they have developed an experimental method for recovering files encrypted by WannaCry ransomware.
The UK Government wants more robust protections in place to defend NHS patient data. US-style stakeholder collaboration could be even more effective in protecting patient data, says Jamie Stone.
In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware which took out over 60 NHS trusts, SC ponders on where the blame lays.
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.
An "enhanced data sharing" feature in a software named SystmOne in use by a third of NHS practices opens up medical records without patient consent.
NHS Digital said "We are aware of the current issue concerning NHS IP addresses which occasionally results in users being directed to a simple verification form when accessing Google."
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.
A malware infection on a Lincolnshire hospital has caused an NHS trust to shut down major operations across several hospitals
An FOI disclosure from the NHS has shown nearly 30 NHS trusts to be the victims of ransomware attacks in the past 12 months.
FOI request shows cyber assault on healthcare sector.
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.
A rash of ransomware attacks has hit Western hospitals in recent months, but could it happen to the NHS?
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.
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Billions of pounds will be invested in the NHS to accelerate the health service's transition into a paperless system and improve information-security
A recent FOI request by cloud solutions company Accellion has revealed an 'alarming' lack of cyber-security in the NHS' use of mobile devices.
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Researcher claims that a Northamptonshire hospital suffered a breach which left it authenticating spam for a well-known Russian hacking group.
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.
Big Data analysis allows identification of individuals via anonymised data.
The personal data of up to 10,000 NHS patients may have been compromised in a data breach that one leading industry expert has described as showing a "truly shameful level of negligence and disregard for personal data".
The Government has responded to fears about the security of millions of NHS patients' personal data by giving privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) the power to carry out 'compulsory audits' on how well the health service looks after personal information.
Britain's Labour Party wants to change how GCHQ and other spy agencies collect data, and reinforce that cyber crime is increasingly commonplace.
The Government has bowed to pressure from its own privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and the British Medical Association (BMA) and delayed its controversial plan to collect the health data of every person in England on a single database.
The National Health Service has admitted that patient confidentiality could potentially be undermined under its new centralised patient database system.
The NHS Choices website has been directing visitors to advertising and malware websites.