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Inside the murky world of hackers for hire

Shortly after Christmas, 2011, Ruby Nealon sold the Nintendo Wii games console his mother had bought him to fund an Open University course in computer software. He was 11 and it was the start of his unconventional education as a computer prodigy, which led him to drop out of school and start a full …


Phishing-as-a-service: White hats help but beware the dark web

Hackers have been walloping the healthcare industry and hit their stride in 2016. Whether via ransomware, plain old malware, general phishing or …


Advanced, Low-Cost Ransomware Tools on the Rise

New offerings cost as little as $175 and come with lots of anti-detection bells and whistles.<p>Malware developers keep making it easier for even the …


Unicode trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

Some perfectly authentic looking web addresses are not what they seem and not all browsers are taking the problem seriously<p>Here’s a challenge for you: you click on a link in your email, and find yourself at the website https://аррӏе.com. Your browser shows the green padlock icon, confirming it’s a …

Information Security

Scammers mine online recruiter for patsies in package reship scheme

One job-seeker applied for real job, got an offer from scammer posing as CEO.<p>If you're using a Web-based third-party recruiter site to look for and …


Cerber overthrows Locky as top ransomware menace

Ransomware continues to be the most heavily used malware by hackers, with more invasive methods on the horizon, a new report from Malwarebytes …


Ransomware, Mac Malware Dominate Q1 Threat Landscape

Cerber, somewhat unexpectedly, emerged as the biggest ransomware threat, Malwarebytes found.<p>An analysis of the threat landscape in the first quarter …


The Long Slog To Getting Encryption Right

Encryption practices have improved dramatically over the last 10 years, but most organizations still don't have enterprise-wide crypto …


Health data breaches in March surpassed January and February combined, study finds

Security incidents spiked upward during March, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer, a monthly snapshot of reported or disclosed breaches …

Data Breach

Paper or pixels? Clunky EHRs have providers looking to the past

While nobody wants to go back to the pre-electronic health record days, pre-meaningful use is a whole other question.


Nearly 40% of Ransomware Victims Pay Attackers

4/14/2017<br>11:30 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Ransomware is targeting more consumers, and many of them are paying hundreds to attackers.<p>Nearly half (45%) of consumers have …

Information Security

Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat

As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.<p>While information …


HHS settles with Denver provider for $400,000 for 2011 breach

Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.

Data Breach

AI, machine learning will shatter Moore's Law in rapid-fire pace of innovation

The technologies are enabling early-adopter hospitals to transition from the art of medicine to the science of medicine.

Machine Learning

OLE packages, how criminals distribute malware, are on the rise

Cybercriminals increasingly are using object linking and embedding packages though healthcare executives have options to fight them.


95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls

Use of TOR, private VPNs on the rise in enterprises, Dtex report shows.<p>The insider threat issue is well-understood and something that countless …


Virus knocks Erie County Medical Center offline for days

While officials declined to say whether the attack was ransomware, the hack returned the Buffalo-based provider to pencil and paper.

Health Care Technology

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

New Breed of DDoS Attack On the Rise

Akamai Networks since October has detected and mitigated at least 50 DDoS attacks using Connectionless LDAP.<p>Over the years, threat actors have abused …

Information Security

That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think

SAN FRANCISCO — Fingerprint sensors have turned modern smartphones into miracles of convenience. A touch of a finger unlocks the phone — no password required. With services like Apple Pay or Android Pay, a fingerprint can buy a bag of groceries, a new laptop or even a $1 million vintage Aston …

Machine learning 101: The healthcare opportunities are endless

Both supervised and unsupervised machine learning can help executives better enhance care delivery, Stanford algorithms expert says.

Machine Learning

See the technology that is making care transitions better

Technology has created a new era of care transition that is empowering the post-acute sector while creating a shared sense of responsibility when it …


Malwarebytes Details Cybersecurity Threats Seen During Q1 2017 For Windows, MacOS And Android

Many people don’t know as much about personal cybersecurity as they think they do. The bad news is that misunderstanding and lack of knowledge can put you at serious risk. The good news is that in many cases simply knowing what to be wary of is enough to provide a fairly effective level of …


Microsoft Office Zero-Day Patched After Months of Attacks

Microsoft released a security update for a flaw in the OLE API that affects most versions of Microsoft Word.<p>Microsoft today patched a critcial …


Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years

A new Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics survey found population health and precision medicine among the initiatives where health IT …

Artificial Intelligence

Doctors demand extreme EHR makeover... right now

Just about every week or so there’s a new report chronicling doctors’ frustrations with electronic health records. Drill down a bit and the source of …


Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

Forward is Silicon Valley's futuristic doctor's office that looks "like an Apple Store meets 'Westworld.'"<p>For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's …

Health Care

Artificial Intelligence's Potential to Transform Medical Screening

Google has already developed a program that was able to identify breast cancer tumors with greater accuracy than doctors.

Artificial Intelligence