Ascension healthcare giant forced to take systems offline following cyberattack

American private healthcare giant Ascension suffered a cyber-incursion that forced the company to take parts of its IT infrastructure offline. In a network interruption update posted on its company website, Ascension said it detected “unusual activity” on some of its network systems, which it later described as a “cyber security event”. When a company is … Read more

UnitedHealth confirms major cyberattack, says hackers stole “substantial” amount of patient data

UnitedHealth Group has issued an update on the data breach that recently struck its subsidiary, Change Healthcare. The healthcare giant suffered a ransomware attack that knocked some of its services offline and affected different pharmacies and other adjacent businesses across the United States. In an update, UnitedHealth Group said that based on initial targeted data … Read more

Top yacht retailer MarineMax says cyberattack led to major online data breach

MarineMax has confirmed suffering a cyberattack, thought to be ransomware, in which threat actors stole sensitive customer information. In an 8-K form, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 1, the company, one of the leading yacht sellers worldwide, said a third party “gained unauthorized access to portions of our information environment.” … Read more

IMF confirms some accounts were hacked following cyberattack

Someone broke into almost a dozen IMF email accounts, but it’s yet unknown what they did with the information found there. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a UN financial agency funded by 190 member countries, confirmed the breach in a press release published late last week, as well as in a short statement given to … Read more

Cyberattack countermeasures include AI-enhanced data resilience

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, where cyber threats loom large and data breaches are a constant worry, IBM has stepped up its game with the introduction of a new suite of AI-powered solutions aimed at fortifying cybersecurity measures. These solutions are designed to tackle the increasing menace of cyberattacks, particularly the threat of ransomware, which … Read more