This botnet has surged back into action spreading a new ransomware campaign via phishing emails

This botnet has surged back into action spreading a new ransomware campaign via phishing emails

There’s been a big jump in Phorpiex botnet activity – but it’s a trojan malware attack that was the most common malware campaign in June. By Danny Palmer |  A notorious botnet campaign has surged in activity over the past month, with cyber criminals using it to distribute a ransomware campaign alongside other malware. Researchers…

Aveanna Healthcare Faces Lawsuit Over Monthlong Data Breach
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Aveanna Healthcare Faces Lawsuit Over Monthlong Data Breach

Patients have filed a lawsuit against Aveanna Healthcare over a monthlong data breach, alleging the provider lacked adequate security and failed to provide timely notice, among other claims. By Jessica Davis Georgia-based Aveanna Healthcare is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 100 patients impacted by a monthlong data breach from 2019. Over 166,000 patients…

U.S., U.K. Officials Warn of Cyberattacks on Hospitals, Research Facilities on Coronavirus Front Lines

U.S., U.K. Officials Warn of Cyberattacks on Hospitals, Research Facilities on Coronavirus Front Lines

By Julia Ainsley WASHINGTON — Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. are citing an increase in “malicious cyber campaigns” targeting hospitals, medical institutions and others involved in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two U.S. law enforcement officials told NBC News that the increased amount of information hospitals are collecting on patients because of the…

The Remote Working Rush is Creating a Playground for Spies and Cybercrooks

The Remote Working Rush is Creating a Playground for Spies and Cybercrooks

Gaps in security and new ways of working will lead to data breaches and security problems over the coming weeks and months. By Steve Ranger  Hundreds of millions of people are now working from home as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Most organisations have a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity…

Hackers are targeting hospitals crippled by coronavirus

Hackers are targeting hospitals crippled by coronavirus

“Our message to ransomware gangs is: stay the hell away from hospitals” By MATT BURGESS On March 13, the Brno University Hospital started turning away new patients suffering serious conditions. Urgent surgeries were postponed and the hospital, which is a key Covid-19 testing site in the Czech Republic, shutdown all computers as a cyberattack took…

Criminal HIPAA Violation Case Sees Healthcare Worker Arraigned on 430 Counts
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Criminal HIPAA Violation Case Sees Healthcare Worker Arraigned on 430 Counts

By: HIPAA Journal on Feb 21, 2020 A former employee of ACM Global Laboratories, part of Rochester Regional Health, has been accused of accessing the medical records of a patient, without authorization, on hundreds of occasions in an attempt to find information that could be used in a child custody battle. A criminal investigation was…