• ransomware attack kills hospital patient
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    German ransomware attack kills hospital patient

    A female patient’s death may have been the first fatality attributable to this kind of cybersecurity attack

    On Sept. 9, a ransomware attack took over the hospital’s computer systems, making them inoperable. A female patient scheduled for a lifesaving procedure had to be transferred to another hospital 19 miles away in Wuppertal. She died during the trip.

  • Bitcoin-seeking cyberthieves target hospitals
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    Bitcoin-seeking cyberthieves target hospitals fighting COVID-19

    Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis says the coronavirus pandemic is giving ransomware cyberthieves a new and inviting target: desperate, overwhelmed hospitals

    As bitcoin-seeking cyberthieves target hospitals with ransomware during the coronavirus pandemic, according to blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.