In-brief: Hospitals across England were forced to divert patients from emergency departments after suffering what has been described as a cyber attack involving ransomware, according to published reports and a statement from the UK’s National Health Service. (Editor’s Note: Updated to include information on the Wana ransomware. PFR May 12, 2017)
In-brief: President Donald Trump made good on a long-held campaign promise Thursday, signing a tough-talking executive order to strengthen the cyber security of federal networks. But experts worry that the Order comes with too few specifics.
In-brief: what’s a good password? According to new guidelines from NIST: one that hasn’t already been stolen by hackers.
In-brief: a botnet of 120,000 cameras that takes its orders from servers based in Iran uses a long-ago disclosed security vulnerability in camera software to spread. The flaw affects over 1,000 different models of cameras, Trend Micro reports.
In-brief: the FBI is warning the public to beware of business email compromise attacks, saying that they have cost U.S. businesses more than $1.6 billion in losses since 2013.