A week in security (April 29 – May 5)

A roundup of security news from April 29 – May 5, covering Electrum botnet, Wall Street Market takedown, privacy news, and the state of cryptojacking.

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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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Who is managing the security of medical management apps?

Because medical records are such a lucrative data set, attackers often target the healthcare industry, seeking out and eventually finding the weakest link in the supply chain. That’s why it’s important for stakeholders to consider the broader implications of cybersecurity weaknesses in medical management apps. But who should be held responsible?

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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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A week in security (February 12 – February 18)

A roundup of notable news stories from February 12–18, including Android cryptomining, phishing on a massive scale, Apple scams, and bug bounties.

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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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Think tank summarizes what happens to healthcare records after breach

The ICIT, an American cybersecurity research institute, has made a case about the importance of healthcare security in an age where the threat landscape is rapidly changing; however, medical institutions continually fail or are slow to adapt. As a result, patients end up at the losing end.

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