Malware

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits at Least 20 Local Governments In Texas

Trey Shaar reports: A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected. The department said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating support from other state agencies through the Texas...

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group notifying 85,000 patients of ransomware incident; Not all EMR have been recovered

Back in July, this site noted a media report about a ransomware attack on Grays Harbor Community Hospital. At the time, and although the incident had first been reported in the media on June 19, the hospital was still not disclosing a lot of details. Yesterday, the hospital issued a formal notice about the...

KNEO radio station attacked by ransomware

KNEO radio station, a Christian radio station, got hit with ransomware and wound up with all its audio files corrupted. FourStatesHomePage reports that the radio station first became aware of the attack on Sunday afternoon when they experienced a system breakdown. The staff of KNEO became aware of the system breakdown Sunday afternoon. The...

Healthcare entities continue to be targeted: eye care provider in Ohio hit with ransomware, dental practice in Minnesota reports cyberattack

I wonder if HHS will need to take on more staff to deal with all the HIPAA breaches being disclosed this year.  In July alone, this blogger logged approximately 65 reports on my worksheet, although a number of them were all reporting on a few business associate breaches.  In any event, there are a...