A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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Sophisticated threats plague ailing healthcare industry

Black hat hackers are after patient healthcare data, and such breaches will only intensify. Which forms of malware are behind the attacks? We take a look at the advanced threats targeting a sector struggling to keep up.

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New research finds hospitals are easy targets for phishing attacks

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston finds hospital employees are extremely vulnerable to phishing attacks. The study highlights just how effective phishing remains as a tactic, and why awareness of email scams is more critical than ever.

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Physician, protect thyself: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

In this final installment of “Physician, protect thyself,” we take a look at two key roles in small- to medium-sized hospitals and outpatient clinics that must step up their cybersecurity game to protect patients and staff alike.

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Physician, protect thyself: healthcare cybersecurity circling the drain

Study after study reveals that healthcare cybersecurity breaches are on the uptick. In this blog series, we’ll look into the reasons why healthcare cybercrime is trending, understand the motivations of threat actors behind it, and discuss what the healthcare industry can do to care for itself and the people they swore to protect.

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