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Hospitals, Utilities Face Highest Exposure to Risk of Cyber Attacks: Moody’s

Around $22 trillion of global debt rated by Moody’s has a “high” or “very high” exposure to the risk of cyber attack, the ratings agency said in a report on Thursday, with hospitals and utilities seen at the greatest risk. …

Irish Patient Data May Have Been Posted on Dark Web After Cyber Attack: Minister Says

Reports of Irish patient data posted online after a cyber attack on Ireland’s health service appear to be accurate, a government minister said, as the fallout from the hack continues. A Financial Times report that some patient data has appeared …

Ireland’s Health Service Operator Hit by ‘Significant’ Ransomware Attack

DUBLIN – Ireland’s health service operator shut down all its IT systems on Friday to protect them from a “significant” ransomware attack, crippling diagnostic services, disrupting COVID-19 testing and forcing hospitals to cancel many appointments. An international cyber crime gang …

Russia-Based Hackers Plan New Wave of Attacks Against U.S. Hospitals: Security Firm

A Russia-based ransomware group responsible for a new wave of attacks against U.S. hospitals is laying the groundwork to cripple at least ten more, according to the cyber-security firm Prevailion Inc. Prevailion’s analysis comes a day after the FBI and …

Dozens of U.S. Hospitals Hit With String of Ransomware Attacks

Eastern European criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged healthcare facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next. The FBI is investigating the recent attacks, which include incidents in …

Hospital’s Ransomware Attack Exposes New Risk for Muni-Bond Issuers

Hackers have finally done what bond issuers may have feared most from cyber criminals. A ransomware attack on Pleasant Valley Hospital in West Virginia was partly responsible for the hospital’s breach of its covenant agreement, according to a notice to …

Global Cyber Attack Expected to Continue but Malware Spread Slows

Governments and companies around the world began to gain the upper hand against the first wave of an unrivaled global cyber attack, even as the assault was poised to continue claiming victims this week. More than 200,000 computers in at …

Global Cyber Attack Temporarily Disabled by Security Specialist

The cyber attack that spread rapidly around the globe was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to return as many computers remain at risk. …

Update: Ransomware Hack of UK Hospitals Part of Global Cyber Attack

Extortionist hackers who may be using leaked computer exploits from the U.S. National Security Agency infiltrated computers in dozens of countries in a fast-spreading attack that forced British hospitals to turn away patients and breached systems at Spain’s Telefonica SA …

Hiscox Launches Combined Cyber Risk, Professional Liability Coverage for Hospitals

Hiscox has combined the services of its healthcare and cyber underwriters to launch Healthcare Threat Protect to coordinate with a hospital’s professional and general liability as well as their growing cyber exposures. Healthcare Threat Protect is an all-in-one policy with …