Analecta Cyber Company Blog: May 2016


Quick Ransomware Response to SAVE your Healthcare Practice

The Ransomware threat

The healthcare industry is facing serious challenges already in 2016, with more than half of all hospitals encountering ransomware according to a recent Healthcare IT News and HIMSS report. The damage and costs of these attacks are substantial and require serious consideration for small healthcare practices.

Ransomware is a form of malicious software, or malware, that denies the target the accessibility of information. The attackers promise to return access to the files after you have paid a ransom - often through anonymous bitcoin or other anonymous currencies.

Unfortunately, this malware uses military-grade encryption to lock these files away. This encryption cannot be undone in many cases. New forms of this ransomware continue to be developed - Analecta has cataloged more than 100 strains of ransomware.


Michigan Complete Chiropractic & Bodywork Therapies notified 4,082 patients after discovering malware

A Michigan-based healthcare provider known as Complete Chiropractic & Bodywork Therapies had notified a total of 4,082 of their patients following the discovery of malware in their network. The malware It  It was discovered during the latter part of 2015 when the malware was injected to their system in attempts to gather patient's information.


Lessons learned from major healthcare data breaches

With all the recent technology advancements toward health care digitization, incomparable quantities of personal health data are being collected, shared, and analyzed on a daily basis. Because of these, more and more risks exist to data security and patient privacy.


How DDoS Attack Increase May Affect Healthcare Cybersecurity

An increase in DDoS Attack may affect healthcare cybersecurity. In the last quarter of 2015, reports showed an increase of DDoS attacks by 40%. As a healthcare provider, you need to understand how web application & DDoS of attacks could affect the entire healthcare industry.


2015 Experienced the Largest Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches since 2010

According to new IBM research, over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised, placing healthcare as the top vulnerable industry for cyberattacks.


Vendor hack leads to health data breach

Data breaches targeting sensitive patient information have occurred in the past. It is, in some way, a usual event that the medical industry should always take into consideration.