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Ascension Cyber Attack Leaves Healthcare Sector Reeling

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This occurs in the wake of the recent massive Change Healthcare cyber incident. The post Ascension Cyber Attack Leaves Healthcare Sector Reeling appeared first on Hyperproof. The post Ascension Cyber Attack Leaves Healthcare Sector Reeling appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Continuous Risk Assessments Unify Healthcare Cybersecurity 

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Welcome to Axio’s series on cybersecurity for healthcare providers, where we share expert insights and practical advice tailored to the unique security needs of the medical sector. Our aim is Read More The post Continuous Risk Assessments Unify Healthcare Cybersecurity appeared first on Axio.

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HHS Mandates Patient Notification After Change Healthcare Data Breach

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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has stepped in to ensure patients are made aware if their sensitive data was compromised during February's massive cyberattack on health IT firm Change Healthcare. The unprecedented directive stems from Change Healthcare's business acquisition by UnitedHealth in 2022.

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Change Healthcare hacked using stolen Citrix account with no MFA

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UnitedHealth confirms that Change Healthcare's network was breached by the BlackCat ransomware gang, who used stolen credentials to log into the company's Citrix remote access service, which did not have multi-factor authentication enabled. [.]

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5 Key Findings From the 2023 FBI Internet Crime Report

Ransomware attackers can potentially paralyze not just private sector organizations but also healthcare facilities, schools, and entire police departments. The true figure is likely to be even higher, though, as many identity theft and phishing attacks go unreported.

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Alert: FBI Warns Of BlackCat Ransomware Healthcare Attack

Security Boulevard

In recent months, a concerning trend has emerged within the healthcare sector: the resurgence of BlackCat ransomware attacks. The post Alert: FBI Warns Of BlackCat Ransomware Healthcare Attack appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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UnitedHealth confirms Optum hack behind US healthcare billing outage

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Healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group confirmed that its subsidiary Optum was forced to shut down IT systems and various services after a cyberattack by "nation-state" hackers on the Change Healthcare platform. [.]

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Beware of Pixels & Trackers on U.S. Healthcare Websites

The healthcare industry has massively adopted web tracking tools, including pixels and trackers. This report offers insights for cybersecurity, compliance, and privacy executives at healthcare organizations, as well as for policymakers and auditors.

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

Within the past few years, ransomware attacks have turned to critical infrastructure, healthcare, and government entities. Attackers have taken advantage of the rapid shift to remote work and new technologies. Add to that hacktivism due to global conflicts and U.S.