U.S.

Sunapee school stands up to ransomware goons

Damien Fisher reports: The Wi-Fi service got restarted last week at Sunapee Middle High School, eight weeks after a ransomware attack took out the school’s data. The October attack was discovered first by the district’s technology team when it was determined that all of the data was encrypted, said Superintendent Russell Holden. With a...

Medical Devices Face January 14 D-Day

Medlaw reports: January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7.  So what? Well, if you are in the medical community, it could mean the choice between spending big money on updating the operating systems of your medical devices or facing the constant attacks of hackers with vulnerable, out-dated software.  Some hospitals have updated...

Hackensack Meridian’s ‘core clinical systems’ back online after week-long disruptions

Susanne Cervenka and David P. Willis report: Hackensack Meridian Health said its “core clinical systems” were back online after disruptions impacted computers at the state’s largest hospital network for much of the week. NJ Advance Media, citing an unidentified hospital IT professional, reported that doctors briefed on the disruptions were told Hackensack Meridian’s “systems were shut down...

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

Brian Krebs reports: A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Multiple sources affected say their IT provider, Englewood, Colo. based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was hacked, allowing a potent strain of ransomware...

PA: Hackers breach Leesport tax collector’s database

Dan Kelly reports: Leesport residents are being advised to put a hold on their bank accounts after the Leesport borough tax collector learned her computer system had been hacked. The borough issued a Code Red Alert via email to residents and put a message on the borough’s internet home page advising borough taxpayers that...