As the massive ESXiArgs ransomware campaign continues to target unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors, cybersecurity experts have released a script that can decrypt at least some affected virtual machines. Ransomware trackers count at least 2,803 victims, primarily in France, the U.S. and Germany.
Hong Kong police and Interpol disrupted an international criminal operation that planted banking Trojans through SMS phishing messages that appeared to originate from a legitimate source. Hong Kong police told the South China Morning Post the gang appears to be based overseas.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has joined a growing list of organizations being sued for allegations that its use of website tracking codes is unlawfully sharing individuals' personal and health information to third-party social media and marketing companies.
The German government selected a new president for the Federal Office for Information Security, better known as BSI. Claudia Plattner, currently serving as the European Central Bank's director general of information systems, is set to lead the agency starting on July 1.
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector slumped, but they now appear to be slowly rebounding. What does this mean in terms of potential security risks that organizations undergoing consolidation face?
Banks are losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year to check fraud - if not more, says David Maimon, professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University. The major hurdle facing banks is that they are not able to share information with each other about fraudulent checks.
A Florida healthcare system says it is diverting emergency patients and is only accepting certain Level 1 trauma cases while it deals with an "IT security incident." Meanwhile, a Maryland hospital is responding to its own ransomware incident.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
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Federal regulators hit Banner Health, which operates hospitals and other care facilities in multiple states, with a $1.25 million HIPAA settlement in the wake of a 2016 hacking incident that affected nearly 3 million individuals. Banner Health will also implement a corrective action plan.
While malicious wipers have stolen most of the headlines in the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, investigators say Russians are now using modified GammaLoad and GammaSteel info stealer malware to spy on compromised government employee accounts and avoid detection. The attack begins with a phishing email.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says he hopes to gather support for new bipartisan legislation this year to incentivize healthcare sector entities to meet certain minimum cybersecurity standards and tackle other top security concerns.
Researchers from cybersecurity firm WithSecure say they spotted a North Korean espionage campaign they dub "No Pineapple" that reveals a slew of tools in the Pyongyang hacking arsenal. They're confident the hackers were North Korean: One hacker connected to an infected server using a DPRK address.
Attackers this week locked up the business of London-based ION Cleared Derivatives, a software firm that supports derivatives trading, forcing major European banks to process trades manually and prompting a major futures exchange to delay the settlement of trades for two hours.