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The Belarusian Connection

Bill Gertz | The Washington Free Beacon | February 3, 2014

U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised. Read More »

The Biggest Cyberthreat To Companies Could Come From The Inside

Seth Rosenblatt | CNET | January 8, 2015

A recent attack against Morgan Stanley that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer accounts was an inside job, a threat experts say is nearly impossible to stop...

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The New Bioterrorism? The Hacked Medical Device

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | The Health Care Blog | October 23, 2012

A time-and-technology challenged FDA, proliferation of software-controlled medical devices in and outside of hospitals, and growth of hackers have resulted in medical technology that’s riddled with malware. Furthermore, lack of security built into the devices makes them ripe for hacking and malfeasance. Read More »

The Worst Possible Cybersecurity Breaches Could Be Far Worse Than You Imagined

Josh Meyer | Nextgov | May 6, 2013

The cyber-ruffians who briefly tanked the stock market recently by faking a news tweet about an attack at the White House showed how much damage can be done with a few well-placed keystrokes... Read More »

These Hackers Are Developing Apps To Stop The Spread Of Ebola In West Africa

Daniel A. Medina | Quartz | October 10, 2014

The rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa has blindsided foreign governments and international aid organizations since its outbreak six months ago. One group of university researchers and hackers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US think they may have an answer to help stem the outbreak...

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Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

Kashmir Hill | Forbes.com | August 13, 2014

...While talking about the issue at hacker conference Defcon on Sunday, security engineer Paul McMillan sent his winged monkey scanners out looking for computers that have remote access software on them, but no password. In just that short hour, the results came pouring in: thousands of computers on port 5900 using a program called VNC for remote access...

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Threat Matrix: Malware And Hacking Pose Dangers To Medical Devices

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | May 24, 2013

'We’re starting to attach medical devices to electronic health records, and they’re not secure.' Read More »

Tomorrow’s Surveillance: Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time

Jon Evans | TechCrunch | June 29, 2013

Everyone is worried about the wrong things. Since Edward Snowden exposed the incipient NSA panopticon, the civil libertarians are worried that their Internet conversations and phone metadata are being tracked; the national-security conservatives claim to be worried that terrorists will start hiding their tracks; but both sides should really be worried about different things entirely. Read More »

Trove Of Medical Devices Found To Have Password Problems

John Fontana | ZDNet | June 17, 2013

Surgical devices, ventilators, defibrillators, and monitors are among the equipment at risk. Read More »

U.S. Government Probes Medical Devices For Possible Cyber Flaws

Jim Finkle | Reuters | October 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters...

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US Won't Reveal Records On Health Website Security

Jack Gillum | SF Gate | August 21, 2014

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in...

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Vampire Data And 3 Other Cyber Security Threats For 2013

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | December 31, 2012

Kroll Advisory Solutions has released its 2013 Cyber Security Forecast, spotlighting some of the pressing and perhaps unexpected privacy and security issues healthcare and other organizations may be grappling with in the coming year. Read More »

Virus Nails Hospital, Causes Massive Data Breach

Erin McCann | GovernnmentHealthIT | March 18, 2014

No hospital is too small, evidently, to serve as fodder for hackers. The latest hospital cyber-attack is reported by a small-town rural hospital in Colorado. The hospital discovered it had a computer virus that had collected and encrypted patient data in a hidden file system.

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Want To Protect Your EHR From Hackers? Secure Those Mobile Devices

Ephraim Schwartz | mHealthNews | August 28, 2014

Hackers used malware to penetrate Community Health Systems' firewall, and once inside, they made off with some 4.5 million medical records — a staggering but not surprising number to cyber security professionals.  While the uninformed may ask how such a thing could happen, the probable cause is user error...

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We’ve Learned The Wrong Lessons From Aaron Swartz

Radley Balko | The Washington Post | August 11, 2014

Over at the (highly recommended) Popehat blog, Ken White reviews the new documentary about the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and in doing so waxes eloquently on privilege, justice and sketpicism. Read More »