In the latest weekly update, editors at ISMG discuss the rampant rise in healthcare sector attacks and breaches in 2023, the most common vulnerabilities and targets, and remember the life of the Steve Katz, the world's first CISO who inspired generations of security leaders.
A threat actor with a history of sending Trojan-laced phishing emails targeted Ukrainian and Polish authorities with emails with the subject lines "judicial claims" and "debts," Ukrainian cyber defenders said Thursday. CERT-UA tracks the threat actor as UAC-0050.
This week, Meta debuted end-to-end encryption on Messenger, AeroBlade cyberespionage targeted U.S. aerospace, Trojan-Proxy threatened cracked apps, Tipalti investigated a ransomware attack, a Pennsylvania hospital faced lawsuits, Nissan probed a cyber incident and the U.S. FCC teamed up with states.
Weeks after the Department of Health and Human Services announced its first HIPAA enforcement action in a ransomware breach, federal regulators have reached another milestone: a $480,000 settlement in a HIPAA case centered for the first time ever on a phishing attack.
The number of data breaches in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, amid mounting attacks against third-party vendors and aggressive ransomware attacks, says a report from Apple and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher. Breaches have more than tripled between 2013 and 2022.
Cybersecurity professionals must choose their own destiny, former CSO Joe Sullivan said at this week's Black Hat Europe in London. CISOs will either remain down in the weeds, technically speaking, or learn to become true senior executives and be treated as such by the board.
A New York medical imaging services provider is notifying nearly 606,000 individuals that their information was potentially accessed and copied in a recent hacking incident. The entity is one of several medical imaging centers that have reported major hacking breaches in recent weeks and months.
Seoul police have accused the North Korean hacker group Andariel of stealing sensitive defense secrets from South Korean defense companies and laundering ransomware proceeds back to North Korea. The hackers stole 1.2TB of data, including information on advanced anti-aircraft weapons.
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A Russian national pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for his role in developing TrickBot. Operators of the malware targeted hospitals and healthcare centers with ransomware attacks during the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Dunaev faces up to 35 years in prison.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
Okta has paused product development and internal projects for 90 days to beef up its security architecture and operations for applications, hardware and third-party vendors. Okta will move to strengthen its cyber posture, including a security action plan and engaging with third-party cyber firms.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.
This week, Ukraine's intelligence service hacked Russian aviation agency, a cyberattack targeted Japan's space agency, Google addressed another zero-day, a French-led operation dismantled a Ukrainian ransomware group, and spyware targeted Serbian civil society.
General Electric says it is aware of claims made by "a bad actor" about gaining unauthorized access to its sensitive data and taking "appropriate measures to help protect the integrity of our systems" after a hacker known as IntelBroker advertised access to its networks and data.