Ransomware targets healthcare industry the most: 4 things to know

For the second consecutive year, healthcare was the sector hardest hit by cyberattacks, according to Cylance’s 2017 Threat Report released May 1.  In its report, Cylance — a cybersecurity firm that uses artificial intelligence to protect against threats — reviewed attacks that affected its global customer base, which spans multiple industry sectors, in 2017.

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Orangeworm hackers exploit legacy imaging software in healthcare assault

A new report says that the Orangeworm cadre is taking aim at the medical sector in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The attackers are using the Kwampirs backdoor – technically installing Trojan.Kwampirs inside the computer networks of targeted organizations.

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At HIMSS, lessons from the front lines of the WannaCry cyber attack

The date was Friday, May 12, 2017, the first of four days that saw more than 300,000 computers worldwide infected by the WannaCry Ransomware attack. “Because of our position [healthcare] and because of the way we have elaborated our infrastructure not to keep up with sectors like banking, we have become targets, accidental targets,” Kristopher Kusche, vice president and chief information security officer at AMC, told a group of onlookers at HIMSS 2018.  Health care accounted for 28 percent of all breaches in 2017; more than any sector, with 374 reported in total, and an impact on more than 5.1 million patient records.

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Philips inks deal with Hologic for mammography equipment

Philips and Hologic have announced a worldwide partnership agreement.  The deal will provide integrated services for women patients by bringing together Hologic’s mammography technologies and Philips’ portfolio of ultrasound, MR, CT, and X-ray systems and advanced informatics – as well as maintenance, upgrade, training and operational performance management.

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