Critical OpenEMR vulnerabilities may allow attackers to access patients’ health records

Critical vulnerabilities discovered in OpenEMR can be chained to gain code execution on a server running a vulnerable version of the popular open-source electronic health record system. Discovered, privately reported and now publicly documented by researcher Dennis Brinkrolf, the vulnerabilities have been promptly patched by the OpenEMR maintainers at the end of November 2022. About […]

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Managing Asset Risks During Healthcare M&As

How healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) can manage the IT asset risks during a healthcare M&A process. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), you’ve probably heard the term before. An M&A is often associated with the “business world”; with industries such as finance, retail, technology, and more. But M&As are also common in the healthcare industry, and the […]

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Gootkit Loader campaign targets Australian Healthcare Industry

Threat actors are targeting organizations in the Australian healthcare sector with the Gootkit malware loader. Trend Micro researchers warn that Gootkit Loader is actively targeting the Australian healthcare industry. The experts analyzed a series of attacks and discovered that Gootkit leveraged SEO poisoning for its initial access and abused legitimate tools like VLC Media Player. […]

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Ransomware attacks hit 105 US local governments in 2022

In 2022, ransomware attacks targeted 105 state or municipal governments or agencies in the US, reads a report published by Emsisoft. According to the “The State of Ransomware in the US: Report and Statistics 2022” report published by Emsisoft, the number of ransomware attacks against government, education and healthcare sector organizations is quite similar to […]

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French hospital cancels operations after a ransomware attack

A French hospital near Paris canceled operations and transfer some patients due to a cyber attack suffered over the weekend. France’s health ministry announced that the Hospital Centre of Versailles was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend. Hospital Centre of Versailles, which includes Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home, canceled […]

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