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UK’s NHS Hospital Postpones Transplants Due To Ransomware Attack

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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All scheduled operations and organ transplants at the National Health Service’s Lincolnshire and Goods trust were canceled due to a malware attack. While the transplants have been diverted to other facilities, this cyber incident took many people by surprise. The event is labeled as “major,” and comes amid a major reform of the UK’s cyber […]

Ransomware: Coming To A Hospital Near You?

September 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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For a long time, particularly in the hard-core hacker underground, the idea of attacking hospitals and other institutions of goodwill was completely unacceptable. The consensus in these communities was that these should be “no-go” areas, totally off-limits to cyberattacks. Such hacker idealism praises the taking from the rich and strong to give to the poor […]

AI patient app launched at Alder Hey hospital

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Staff at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool are teaming up with IBM Watson to develop an app to help patients and doctors work better together. The app will answer any questions which parents and children may have about their hospital stay. It will also allow children to create a profile so that clinicians know […]

Three US hospitals hit by ransomware

March 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The IT systems of three US hospitals have been infected with ransomware, which encrypts vital files and demands money to unlock them. The systems, at Kentucky Methodist Hospital and Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, California, are now running normally again. None of the hospitals is believed to have paid the ransom. And […]

Hollywood hospital pays ransom to hackers

February 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Los Angeles hospital has paid $17,000 (£11,800) to hackers after its computer systems were taken offline by ransomware. Systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had been affected for more than a week. Staff had been forced to carry out some tasks on paper. However, the hospital’s chief executive Allen Stefanek, said that the incident […]

Hollywood hospital held to ransom by hackers

February 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware is a growing menace for computer users – but when a hospital is targeted, it makes the disruption far more serious. Computer systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center have been offline for more than a week following a ransomware attack. According to local news sources, hackers were said to have demanded $3.4m (£2.4m) to […]

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