The Change Healthcare mega hack has taken nearly 120 of the company's IT products and services offline since Feb. 21, and that cyber disruption is having serious, widespread impact on the entire healthcare industry including major players, said attorney Sara Goldstein of the law firm BakerHostetler.
Ransomware group Rhysida is offering to sell "exclusive data" stolen from a Chicago children's hospital for $3.4 million on the dark web, while the hospital is still struggling to recover its IT systems, including its electronic health records and patient portal, one month after the attack.
This week, the Biden administration urged software developers to adopt memory-safe programming languages and moved to restrict Chinese connected cars, a pharma giant was breached, researchers found malicious repos in GitHub, the Phobos RaaS group is targeting the U.S., and Zyxel patched devices.
Is Moscow using the Russian-speaking LockBit ransomware group as a tool to disrupt critical infrastructure and democracy in the West? While no publicly available evidence reveals direct ties, what are the chances that the prolific, trash-talking group has escaped authorities' attention - or demands?
BlackCat claimed on its dark web site that it is behind the biggest healthcare hack so far the year - exfiltrating 6 terabytes of "highly selective data" relating to "all" Change Healthcare clients, including Tricare, Medicare, CVS Caremark, MetLife and more.
Healthcare industry groups are urging their members to take certain precautionary actions in the wake of the attack last week on Change Healthcare, a unit of Optum. The advisories come as some researchers say the incident appears to involve exploitation of flaws in ConnectWise's ScreenConnect tool.
Russian-speaking ransomware operation LockBit reestablished a dark web leak site Saturday afternoon and posted a lengthy screed apparently authored by its leader, who vowed not to retreat from the criminal underground world. The FBI had no comment.
Pharmacies at U.S. military hospitals and clinics worldwide are among the entities affected by the cyberattack on Optum's Change Healthcare this week, which has forced the IT services company to take many of its applications offline. Change Healthcare disconnected its IT systems on Wednesday.
Cryptocurrency trading platform Binance restricted access to 85 accounts as part of an action against the LockBit ransomware affiliates, and authorities estimated that members of the now-defunct ransomware-as-a-service operation had pocketed "hundreds of millions" in ransom.
Hackers are on a tear to exploit unpatched ConnectWise ScreenConnect remote connection software to infect systems with ransomware, info stealers and persistent backdoors. The attacks observed by researchers include ransomware deployments tied to the now-defunct LockBit ransomware operation.
Once the dust settles on the LockBit disruption, what will be the state of ransomware? Expect attackers to continue refining their tactics for maximizing profits via a grab bag of complementary strategies, including crypto-locking shakedowns and data-theft extortion.
Change Healthcare - a unit of Optum that provides IT services and applications to hundreds of U.S. pharmacies, payers and healthcare providers - is dealing with a cyber incident that has forced the company to take its applications offline enterprisewide. The company said is triaging the situation.
This week: more fallout from LockBit, Avast to pay $16.5M, Russia-linked group targeted mail servers, no indication that AT&T was hacked, analysis of a patched Apple flaw, Microsoft enhanced logging, an Android banking Trojan, North Korean hackers and a baking giant fell to ransomware.
The notorious ransomware-as-a-service group LockBit, disrupted by law enforcement this week, was developing a new version of its crypto-locking malware prior to being shut down, security researchers reported. Even so, experts say it's unlikely the group would be able to successfully reboot.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested three accused members of the SugarLocker ransomware-as-a-service operation. Their alleged crime? Targeting Russians, although one suspect has also been tied to a massive hack of Australian health insurer Medibank and a subsequent data leak.