Cyberattack hits major hospital chain Universal Health Services

Sep 29, 2020
There were anecdotal reports of disrupted operations at various hospitals.
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Ransomware attackers are taking cues from the business world

Mar 6, 2020
It's never been easier to conduct a ransomware attack.
An IT researchers shows a computer infected by a ransomware at the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation.
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Iran could be ramping up a fake news campaign

Jan 8, 2020
Iran's had a history of cyber propaganda meant to rally support in the Middle East.
Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security

Apr 17, 2019
The Obama administration official says its importance is "impossible to overstate."
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Hackers may 'WannaCry' when trying to cash in on the worldwide cyberattack

May 15, 2017
The global cyberattack known as WannaCry continued to spread today, with 300,000 computers infected in 150 countries. The attack involves so-called ransomware, which basically holds the important files of victims hostage and then demands payment to unlock them. In this case, payment is the virtual currency bitcoin. Given to the scale of the attack, it […]

Two cybersecurity agencies diverged in a wood...

Feb 11, 2015
The Obama administration's new cybersecurity agency versus the pre-existing one.

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