Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

10 predicciones de seguridad para 2018

La seguridad tecnológica no se está simplificando. El crimen informático se vuelve más sofisticado. Sus daños son cada vez más graves. Y los ataques, cada vez más frecuentes. A pesar de ello, demasiados responsables de TI y seguridad informática siguen en modo reactivo. Ese es un grave error, porque ha llegado el momento de ser […]

10 security predictions for 2018

Cyber security isn’t getting any easier. Criminals are getting more sophisticated. Damages are growing more serious. And attacks are becoming more common. Yet far too many IT and cyber security leaders remain in reactive mode. That’s a serious mistake, because now is the time to be proactive. These incidents will happen, so every organization now […]

Successfully defending against social engineering attacks

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While it’s the technical aspects of cyberattacks that often make headlines — software exploits, worms, ransomware, and other forms of malware — it’s actually the subversion of people (end users) that make many, if not most attacks today, successful. All attacks eventually involve technical aspects, but it’s the trickery to get someone to click on […]

Cyberattacks shut down more hospitals

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As enterprises infected with PetrWrap malware last week are still recovering, the impact of the malware hit some industries harder, and the only victims certainly weren’t virtual or data. This shows just how vulnerable the most vulnerable can be under such attacks. The attack resulted in hospital computers knocked offline, with some hospitals going fully […]

What we now know about “PetrWrap”

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Dubbed PetrWrap, yet another wave of ransomware hammered organizations in Europe and the United States yesterday. And just as was the case with the WannaCry ransomware, or any ransomware attack for that matter, this widespread PetrWrap ransomware attack finds systems encrypted shortly after infection and the attackers demanding a ransom to be paid. Also just […]