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Most Common Malware Strains in 2021

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has published a list of the top malware strains identified in 2021. Malware is used by threat actors to compromise devices, giving them a backdoor into devices and networks for performing a range of nefarious activities. Malware can also be destructive and be used to sabotage systems, such… Read More »

First Choice Community Healthcare and Arlington Skin Notify Patients About Cyberattacks

First Choice Community Healthcare in Albuquerque, NM, has started notifying certain patients that an unauthorized individual gained access to its network and potentially stole patient data. In a substitute breach notification, First Choice explained that unusual activity was detected within its technological environment on March 27, 2022. A third-party cybersecurity firm was engaged to conduct… Read More »

Healthback Holdings Email Security Breach Affects 21,000 Individuals

The Oklahoma City home health provider, Healthback Holdings, has started notifying 21,114 individuals that some of their protected health information has potentially been viewed or obtained by unauthorized individuals. Unusual activity was detected within its email environment on June 1, 2022. A third-party cybersecurity firm was engaged to assist with the investigation and confirmed that… Read More »

Fast Track Urgent Care Confirms 258,411 Individuals Affected by 2021 PracticeMax Ransomware Attack

Fast Track Urgent Care, a network of urgent healthcare clinics in Florida, has confirmed that 258,411 individuals have had their protected health information exposed and potentially stolen in a ransomware attack on billing and practice management vendor, PracticeMax. PracticeMax said it identified suspicious activity within its network on May 1, 2021, and confirmed that ransomware… Read More »

Ransom Payment Data Suggests More Victims are Choosing Not to Pay

The average payment in ransomware attacks increased in Q2, 2022; however, there was a fall in the median payment for the second successive quarter, indicating more victims of ransomware attacks are choosing not to pay up. The data comes from the latest quarterly report from the ransomware remediation firm, Coveware. The average ransom payment in… Read More »