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Cyber-attack shuts down US Regional Hospital’s online system

Cyber-attack shuts down US Regional Hospital’s online system

A cyber-attack that left computer screens at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, USA, with a ransom message for bitcoin has caused the entire network at the hospital to go offline to stop damage to the data of the patients.


After the computers in the hospital started to slow down on the night of Thursday the 11th January, as confirmed by senior vice president Rob Matt to The Republic, the staff knew something was wrong, then a short time later, a message flashed on the screens, letting the staff know that the hacker was holding them to ransom for bitcoin, a virtual currency used for anonymous transactions that is nearly impossible to trace.


Friday afternoon, CEO Steve Long confirmed the ransomware attack was started by a hacker who “attempted to shut down (Hancock Health’s) operations.”


The hospital leaders

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Social Engineering Attack – Breach of Trust

There is an alarming increase in cases of unknown individuals winning the trust of unsuspecting victims in the virtual world and then misusing this trust to commit crimes on the victims. This is the world of the social engineering attack. It starts with information collection regarding a targeted individual.

 

A college girl in Gujarat was asked her mobile number by a co-student. She refused but the co-student coolly replied that he will get it. Next day he had her name, her fathers’ name, her address and her phone number!! How did he get it? By uploading her “Scooty” number on the RTO site of Gujarat.

 

An Income Tax Department site of the Government of India called “e-filling” is another such target. A cyber criminal provides the surname of a person and his date of birth – he can get the PAN card number of a targeted individual. Using this number and a

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Social Engineering Attack – Breach of Trust

There is an alarming increase in cases of unknown individuals winning the trust of unsuspecting victims in the virtual world and then misusing this trust to commit crimes on the victims. This is the world of the social engineering attack. It starts with information collection regarding a targeted individual.

 

A college girl in Gujarat was asked her mobile number by a co-student. She refused but the co-student coolly replied that he will get it. Next day he had her name, her fathers’ name, her address and her phone number!! How did he get it? By uploading her “Scooty” number on the RTO site of Gujarat.

 

An Income Tax Department site of the Government of India called “e-filling” is another such target. A cyber criminal provides the surname of a person and his date of birth – he can get the PAN card number of a targeted individual. Using this number and a

Read more at: http://morungexpress.com/social-engineering-attack-breach-trust/

North Korea MUST be held accountable for MASSIVE cyber attack says White House official

In October, the British Government said it “strongly” believed North Korea was responsible for the ransomware attack.

Following the allegation from Theresa May’s security minister Ben Wallace, North Korea opposed the accusation and said it was “despicable” and “an act beyond the limit of our tolerance”.

A statement from the state’s propaganda news agency KCNA slammed the allegation and warned Britain to “seriously reflect” on what was being claimed. 

The statement said: “The UK has made another attempt to incriminate the DPRK as a cyber-criminal. The DPRK has clarified our principled stand, on every opportune occasion, to oppose terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/894414/Donald-Trump-latest-news-President-North-Korea-Kim-Jong-un-WannaCry

North Korea is ‘directly responsible’ for global WannaCry attack, according to US

Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security Centre had assessed that it was “highly likely” the attack in May was the work of cyber criminals known as the Lazarus Group.

Security minister Ben Wallace has previously said the Government believed “quite strongly” that a foreign state was behind the attack, naming North Korea as the main suspects.

In the latest statement, Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

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US: North Korea `directly responsible´ for global WannaCry attack that hit NHS

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Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security

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US Publicly Blames North Korea For the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Beginning in May 2017, the WannaCry malware spread rapidly across computer systems across the globe, allegedly aided by leaked National Security Agency technology. The software locked users’ computer systems and demanded ransoms in Bitcoin, generating an embarrassingly small amount of actual cryptocurrency ransom but leaving a digital paper trail a mile wide. The attack was eventually slowed down due to an amateurish mistake in WannaCry’s code that exposed its kill switch, though updated versions of the malware are still circulating.

Security firms tentatively concluded WannaCry’s creators were “fluent in Chinese” based

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Market insight—Cyber-Attack: All Eyes On Your Data

Johannes Stillig, Head of Cyber at the reputation and privacy crisis consultancy, Schillings, sets out the steps that family businesses and their executives need to take to mitigate the risk of a cyber-attack and the loss of private and confidential information. 

In your experience, how are family businesses performing when it comes to cyber security?

Johannes Stillig: Progress is certainly being made. Prominent cyber-attacks in recent years have brought cyber security to the fore, and in instances where we’ve assisted clients with their cyber security arrangements, we’ve seen a significant increase in their understanding of the threats they face. That said, there is a risk that complacency is creeping in due to the sheer magnitude of cyber-attacks being reported in the media. People are simply becoming desensitised to the issue.

Furthermore, just installing a high-end security solution doesn’t mean that you can sit back and relax; because building higher technical defences will only

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