Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator Fresenius Hit by Ransomware

Krebs on Security

Fresenius , Europe’s largest private hospital operator and a major provider of dialysis products and services that are in such high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been hit in a ransomware cyber attack on its technology systems.

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.

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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

Interpol warns that crooks are increasingly targeting hospitals

Security Affairs

While the Coronavirus outbreak is threatening the world, the INTERPOL warns that crooks are increasingly targeting hospitals with ransomware. Some Ransomware operators have stated that they will no longer target health and medical organizations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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.

Europol analyses on criminal operations in Europe during COVID-19 Crisis

Security Affairs

“For instance, the cybercriminals shortened the period between the initial infection with ransomware and the activation of the ransomware attack not waiting for an ideal moment to launch the attack but trying as soon as possible to maximise profits.”

Encryption – A Feasible Savior against Prevalent Privacy Issues in Business Communication

Security Affairs

I remember that in early 2017, the business world was hit by ransomware, which felt to them like a speedy bullet shot at their blind spot. The ransomware attack was labeled as WannaCry, which in reality made the victims wanted to cry. Ransomware isn’t the only existing digital disaster.

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.

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).

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.

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.