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Ransomware Attack on Texas Clinic Affects 33k, Some Patient Records Lost

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 21, 2016 in Industry News

A ransomware attack on Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic in early August reportedly affected 33,638 patients, according to Information Management. On Aug. 3, a hacker launched a ransomware attack on the clinic's computer system, encrypting data on the clinic's servers. Rainbow Children's Clinic attempted to...

LizardStresser IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 1, 2016 in Industry News

By targeting internet of things (IoT) devices using default passwords, the botnet has grown large enough to launch a 400 gigabits per second (Gbps) attack without any form of amplification. The attackers simply used the cumulative bandwidth available to the IoT devices they have infected with...

FDA Issues More Medical Device Security Guidance

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 16, 2016 in Industry News

New proposed cybersecurity guidance from the Food and Drug Administration is an important step in getting medical device manufacturers more focused on the risks posed by their products as they're used in healthcare settings, security experts say. The draft guidance on postmarket cybersecurity, issued on Jan....

Data Breaches Now In-Line With 2014 Record Pace

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 16, 2015 in Industry News

The latest account from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 717 data breaches recorded through December 1, 2015, and that more than 176 million records have been exposed. The annual total includes 21.5 million records exposed in...

Adobe to Patch Hacking Team’s Flash Zero-Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 15, 2015 in Industry News

Adobe Systems Inc. says its plans to issue a patch on Wednesday to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that is reportedly being exploited in active attacks. The flaw was disclosed publicly over the weekend after hackers broke into and posted online...

The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack on Government Systems

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 7, 2015 in Industry News

With fewer resources than the private sector, yet faced with the same threats, the U.S. government is dealing with a complex dilemma. Both the public and government employees demand accountability for data breaches, but few understand the challenges that federal CIOs face – hiring and...