This past week has been riddled with cyber attacks. Three major industries – Healthcare, Banking, and Telecommunications – have either had customer data stolen or held hostage. And last but not least, a historic face-off between technology and policy with Apple refusing to provide the FBI with the necessary information to access data on a known criminal’s iPhone.
So whether you are returning from a well-deserved vacation or drowning in looming project deadlines, we don’t want you to miss out on this week’s cybersecurity happenings. To help you get caught up, we have compiled links to the top four trending cybersecurity news stories of the week.
4 Trending Cybersecurity News Stories of the Week
Hospital Declares ‘Internal State of Emergency’ After Ransomware Infection
Once again a Ransomware attack has infected a hospital’s computer network. Unlike the attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, which we discuss in our blog here, this recent attack of Methodist Hospital based in Kentucky is currently positioning themselves to not pay the ransom. The article describes the details of the attack as well as delves into its aftermath.
Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has confirmed that their network has been hacked resulting in the “theft and resale of customer data”. KrebsOnSecurity learned that Verizon recently identified a vulnerability in its site that allowed hackers to access customer information.
Federal Grand Jury Indicts 7 Iranians for “Campaign of Cyber Attacks”
The US Justice Department announced this week that a federal grand jury has issued indictments for seven Iranians employed by two information technology companies. The indictments allege the companies were contracted by the Iranian government to conduct cyberattacks against US banking institution websites and attempt to breach the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network of a dam near Rye, NY.
In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins
The showdown between Apple vs the FBI has garnered a lot of media attention with privacy advocates and policymakers all weighing-in. According to a recent article published by TechCrunch, it is not surprising. The article explains why technology will almost always win over policy.