Cyber Alert: Updates on Ransomware and Critical VMware Vulnerability

The Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology has released a memo titled “What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware.”  This memo addresses the growing number and size of ransomware incidents and calls upon government and private sector to take steps…

FBI Warns Health Care Providers of Major Cybersecurity Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified at least 16 Conti ransomware attacks targeting US healthcare and first responder networks, including law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, 9-1-1 dispatch centers, and municipalities within the last year. These healthcare and first responder networks are among the more than 400 organizations worldwide victimized by Conti, over 290 of…

Feds Issue Health Care Malware Warning

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a warning to health care providers about the Taidoor Malware being used by the Chinese government. The warning from the OCR and the Assistant Secretar for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) includes a warning about malware, as well as response…

HHS Warns of Potential Cyber Threat to Health Care Entities

Below is an announcement from the HHS Office for Civil Rights related to a cyber threat potentially impacting healthcare and public health (HPH) sector entities. The purpose of this bulletin is to notify you of a number of vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows operating systems which if not addressed, pose significant threat to the environment.…