In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how Israeli tech companies are supporting the war effort, how the volume of ransomware attacks reached a record high in September and why retailer Costco faces privacy claims for its use of website tracking tools for online pharmacy customers.
Five regional hospitals in Ontario still have no access to patients' electronic health records and other critical data nearly two weeks after an attack on their shared IT services provider. Ransomware group Daixin Team claims it stole more than 5.6 million patient records in the attack.
A U.S.-led global coalition against ransomware endorsed a joint policy statement declaring that member governments should not pay ransoms. The International Counter Ransomware Initiative, now entering its third year, includes 48 countries and representatives from the European Union and Interpol.
Boeing has confirmed suffering a "cyber incident" affecting its parts and distribution business days after the notorious LockBit ransomware group claimed to have breached systems at the world's biggest aerospace company and to have stolen "a tremendous amount of sensitive data."
Blue check scams, quishing, tech support, homograph attacks, and travel scams abound this holiday season. Fraud tactics are more personalized and harder to detect, competition is steeper, and regulatory scrutiny is ballooning.
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Texas-based mental healthcare provider Deer Oaks Behavioral Health is notifying nearly 172,000 patients that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware incident, even though the attack was apparently quickly detected and contained.
Once ransomware hackers get inside a healthcare sector organization's systems, 3 in 4 attackers will also maliciously encrypt data, says security firm Sophos. Attackers successfully encrypted data in 75% of ransomware attacks on healthcare sector entities, researchers report.
A Massachusetts-based medical management firm holds the dubious honor of being the first ransomware victim fined for a data breach by the Department of Health and Human Services. Doctor Management Group agreed to a $100,000 financial settlement and three years of HIPAA compliance monitoring.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents consider Ransomware attacks as one of the top three most serious threats to the viability of their organization.
To better understand how to defend your organisation, this report breaks down the frequency and categorisation of attempted ransomware attacks over the last 12...
Hospitals, clinics and doctor practices have long fallen victim to cyberattacks and breaches kicked off with phishing emails. But with the advent of AI-augmented phishing, the lures are more convincing and could lead to even more scams targeting healthcare organizations, federal authorities warned.
Welcome to "Cyber Fail." In this ISMG program, our experts uncover fails so we can strengthen our defenses. In this episode, we take on deepfakes, hallucinating chatbots, the fate of humanity and why you should never put your trust in a ransomware gang.
The volume of known ransomware attacks surged last month to record-breaking levels, with groups collectively listing 514 victims on their data-leak sites, security researchers report. In the lead: long-timer LockBit followed by newcomer LostTrust, with other new groups also having a notable impact.
A financially motivated hacking group is becoming more aggressive, leading Microsoft to dub it "one of the most dangerous financial criminal groups." Octo Tempest is the rare English-speaking affiliate of Russian-speaking ransomware group BlackCat.
Email is a major entry point for threat actors, who have evolved their tactics to bypass traditional security solutions and now leverage AI to make attacks more scalable and harder to detect. In response, organizations are buying AI-enabled solutions to bolster their security posture. This survey shows...
Discover how cybercriminals use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to create more effective email attacks and how to protect your organization from them.
ChatGPT. Google Bard. Midjourney. DeepFaceLab.
Generative AI is all the rage, and for good reason. What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, and what...