Iranians indicted in Atlanta city government ransomware attack

Enlarge / The message posted to social media by the city of Atlanta in the wake of an apparent ransomware attack. (credit: City of Atlanta) The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Northern Georgia announced today that a federal grand jury had returned indictments against two Iranian nationals charged with executing the March 2018 […]

Shipping company’s networks in the Americas crippled by ransomware attack

(credit: COSCO) COSCO’s computer networks in the Americas remained completely severed from the Internet on Thursday, almost 48 hours after the Chinese shipping giant reported it was hit by a ransomware attack. In a statement published Thursday, COSCO officials said the failures affected networks in the US, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay. […]

Atlanta city government systems down due to ransomware attack [Updated]

Enlarge / The message posted to social media by the city of Atlanta in the wake of an apparent ransomware attack. (credit: City of Atlanta) The city of Atlanta government has apparently become the victim of a ransomware attack. The city’s official Twitter account announced that the city government “is currently experiencing outages on various […]

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Ransomware attack damages Allscripts’ prescription service — Microsoft scraps health app after one year — Florida Hospital launches tele-ICU

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me at:  lbeaver@businessinsider.com  RANSOMWARE ATTACK HOBBLES ALLSCRIPTS’ ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE: A ransomware attack on US electronic […]

U.S. blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware attack

(Reuters) — The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in a […]