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The massive coronavirus pandemic IT blunder with a funny side

by Paul Ducklin Journalist Liam Thorp, who writes for the Liverpool Echo in England, recently published an amusing story that he subtitled, “Hilarious mix-up may have highlighted a potential issue with the vaccine roll-out.” As you can imagine, medical mix-ups rarely end well, especially when they involve calculations that determine . . . Read more

Ransomware and IP Theft: Top COVID-19 Healthcare Security Scares

From ransomware attacks that crippled hospitals, to espionage attacks targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, Beau Woods discusses the top healthcare security risks. Healthcare cybersecurity threats have been under the spotlight this past year, in particular with the rise of COVID-19 and the budgetary and resource strains that has put on . . . Read more

ThreatList: Cyber Monday Looms – But Shoppers Oblivious to Top Retail Threats

Online shoppers are blissfully unaware of credit card skimming threats and malicious shopping apps as they head into this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping events. Despite being concerned about the security risks behind online shopping, consumers lack knowledge about some of the biggest retail risks – with . . . Read more

Cisco Webex ‘Ghost’ Flaw Opens Meetings to Snooping

Cisco patched the Webex flaw, as well as three critical-severity vulnerabilities, in a slew of security updates on Wednesday. A vulnerability in Cisco’s Webex conferencing application could allow an attendee to act as a “ghost” in the meeting – allowing them to spy in on potentially sensitive company secrets. To . . . Read more

ThreatList: Pharma Mobile Phishing Attacks Turn to Malware

After the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile phishing attacks targeting pharmaceutical companies have shifted their focus from credential theft to malware delivery. As pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, mobile phishing gangs are swapping up their tactics in hopes to get their hands . . . Read more

From Triton to Stuxnet: Preparing for OT Incident Response

Lesley Carhart, with Dragos, gives Threatpost a behind-the-scenes look at how industrial companies are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic – and how they can prepare for future threats. From an irked former contractor in Australia sabotaging a sewage plant in 2000, to the more high-level 2017 Triton malware attacks on . . . Read more

Cyberattack on UVM Health Network Impedes Chemotherapy Appointments

The cyberattack has halted chemotherapy, mammogram and screening appointments, and led to 300 staff being furloughed or reassigned. The University of Vermont (UVM) health network is scrambling to recover its systems after a cyberattack led to widespread delays in patient appointments – including chemotherapy appointments, as well as mammograms and . . . Read more