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Royal London Hospital was among 16 facilities in the UK that were hit with a cyber attack, believed to be ransomware on Friday.

Update: UK Hospitals among Victims of Massive Ransomware Attack

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)

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a cyber security executive order, calling for a top-down review of cyber readiness, investment in "consolidated" IT systems and accountability from federal agency heads for breaches and other security lapses.

Mush and Muscle: Mixed Reaction to Trump’s Executive Order on Cyber

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.

What’s a Good Password? NIST says One that hasn’t been stolen

What’s a Good Password? NIST says One that hasn’t been stolen

In-brief: what’s a good password? According to new guidelines from NIST: one that hasn’t already been stolen by hackers.

Trend Micro said a newly discovered botnet phones home to servers in Iran and spreads using a known vulnerability in software run by thousands of IP camera models. (Image courtesy of Trend Micro.)

Persirai Botnet: 120,000 Hacked Cameras Phoning Home To Iran

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. 

The FBI warned about business email compromise attacks, which have cost businesses in the U.S. an estimated $1.6 billion since 2013.

FBI: Business Email Compromise is a $5 Billion Industry

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.