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Maroof International Hospital Hit with Severe Ransomware Attack

Raza Rizvi reports: Maroof International Hospital Islamabad’s entire computer network has been compromised in the wake of a massive ransomware attack. Maroof is one of the most expensive private hospitals in Islamabad According to Maroof officials, the ransomware attack targeted the hospital’s servers on February 13. Read more on ProPakistani.

Swiss info security body warns of ransomware attacks against businesses

Maria Nikolova reports: Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) today issued a warning regarding a high number of ransomware attacks against Swiss businesses over the past weeks. In recent weeks, MELANI / GovCERT has dealt with more than a dozen ransomware cases in which unknown perpetrators encrypted the systems of Swiss SMEs...

Information about 69,000 Phoenix pay system victims sent in error

Catharine Tunney reports: More than 69,000 public servants caught up in the Phoenix pay system debacle are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was accidentally emailed to the wrong people, says Public Services and Procurement Canada. The problem-plagued electronic payroll system has improperly paid tens of thousands of public servants since its...

Israel says Hamas used ‘attractive’ women in thwarted cyberattack

AFP reports:  Israel’s military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers’ mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women. The phones of a few dozen soldiers were affected, but the military “does not assess that there has been a substantial breach...