Hackers have hit the NHS with more than 11 million attacks over the past three years, according to NHS Data. This revelation comes in parallel with cybersecurity experts warning of the growing risk to patients as hackers try to grab their data.
Highest rated attacks were listed as IP or domain reputation attacks (more than six million), followed by spam (3.6 million). A total of 852,000 incidents were recorded as anti-virus. The NHSmail system blocked 11,352,000 email attacks.
Andy Heather, European VP at Centrify said, “It’s clear that hackers view the NHS as a top target with growing volumes of email attacks deliberately designed to fool doctors, nurses and other health service workers into handing over confidential data.”
Heather continued, “Increasingly we’re seeing cyber-criminals gaining access to private information like patient records using legitimate log-in details which have been stolen or sold online. All too often this means that malicious activity remains undetected before it’s too late, so it’s vital that hospitals adopt a zero-trust approach to all user activity, ensuring every employee is verified and they are who they say they are.”
Secure Working From Home During Coronavirus
In the wake of the coronavirus, many organisations internationally are allowing people to work from home to lessen the risk of contagion, but is this wise from a cybersecurity point of view? While companies generally have a cybersecurity policy in place that governs the use of anti-virus and firewall protection, individuals without any tech knowledge could fall foul of cybercriminals.read more
Crypto Miners, Targeted Ransomware Dominate the Threat Landscape
Twenty-eight per cent of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets and targeted ransomware attacks rose by 20% according to Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence and Research arm of Check Point Software.read more
Kaspersky's Top 7 Mobile Security Threats in 2020
Mobile device security threats are on the rise. In 2014, Kaspersky detected almost 3.5 million pieces of malware on more than 1 million user devices.read more
SEC Releases Guide To Combat Cybersecurity Threats
The Securities and Exchange Commission has released a guide to best practices to combat cybersecurity infractions, data loss and privacy breaches.read more