Pharmaceutical companies exploited by phishing scam targeting job seekers

IT Governance

Earlier this month, two major pharmaceutical giants issued warnings about phishing emails targeting job hunters. For example, most ransomware attacks are spread via phishing emails. Organisations can tackle that threat with our Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course.

The hidden threats facing your intellectual property

IT Governance

For life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, this includes data on the development and testing of new therapies and details of how therapies are manufactured. Cyber Resilience Healthcare Intellectual Property Life Sciences Pharmaceutical

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Petya Ransomware: What You Need to Know and Do

Andrew Hay

Unless you’ve been away from the Internet earlier this week, you’ve no doubt heard by now about the global ransomware outbreak that started in Ukraine and subsequently spread West across Western Europe, North America, and Australia yesterday. With similarities reminiscent to its predecessor WannaCry, this ransomware attack shut down organizations ranging from the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk Line to a Tasmanian-based Cadbury chocolate factory. By: Andrew Hay.

NEW TECH: How Semperis came to close a huge gap in Active Directory disaster preparedness

The Last Watchdog

But then came a wave of ransomware attacks like WannaCry and cyber weapons like NotPetya, the ransomware spreading worm that encrypted AD, locking out company control — permanently, without a distinction as to whether its extortion demands went unmet or not.

New financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors

Security Affairs

At least two companies operating in pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors have been affected. Researchers at Group-IB observed new financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2020 – 1.5 billion records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Travelex suspends services after ransomware attack (unknown). Bartlett Public Library District, IL, computers disabled by ransomware (unknown). Anchorage-based bty Dental notifies patients after ransomware attack (2,008).

Supply chain failure – the impact on the patient

IT Governance

This concern was highlighted by recent reports indicating that pharmaceutical giant Sanofi is increasing the stockpile of medicine to allow for 14 weeks’ worth of supply should there be cross-channel transport delays.

Data breaches: the financial cost of poor planning

IT Governance

This reflects recent figures , suggesting that NotPetya, a 2017 ransomware attack that hit organisations across the globe, cost pharmaceutical giant Merck $135 million in lost sales in the first three months after the attack. Data breaches can have a wide-reaching impact.

2019 end-of-year review part 1: January to June

IT Governance

Many commenters were disappointed by the car manufacturer’s lack of transparency, as it refused to provide further details of the incident, including whether it was a ransomware attack.

Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers

Schneier on Security

We've already seen hacks against robot vacuum cleaners , ransomware that shut down hospitals and denied care to patients, and malware that shut down cars and power plants. It's no secret that computers are insecure.