Tag: cybercriminals


Op-ed: Hackers are targeting Covid-19 vaccinations. Here’s how to stop them

February 17, 2021


The Covid-19 vaccine has been a constant target for cybercriminals from creation to deployment. In December 2020, it was reported that vital vaccine data was accessed by hackers through a European regulator’s systems. More recently, it was revealed that documents […]


Hospitals must band together to beat hackers

August 22, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals. Consider this a rallying cry: Hospitals, health systems and networks need to join forces, organize, come together as a community, to proactively fend […]


5 cybersecurity threats to know about right now

July 10, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hackers and cybercriminals continued tapping into new techniques last month to essentially break into IT networks, if not cripple some of those. It’s not just Petya following in WannaCry’s footsteps, either. But since that ransomware turned wiper malware certainly grabbed the spotlight, it […]


Google to remove medical records data from search results to combat leaks

June 26, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Google has made changes to its personal information policy, including one big one for the healthcare industry: The search giant on Wednesday began removing private medical records from its search results. Without receiving requests for removal, Google has now started […]


Report: Cyber Criminals Targeting Healthcare Industry with Off-The-Shelf Ransomware

April 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Amateur cybercriminals may be shifting towards targeting the healthcare sector using an off-the-shelf ransomware, according to security researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs. Forcepoint is an Austin, Texas-based cybersecurity software company and Roland Dela Paz, a senior security researcher at the […]