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Exploring the Cyber Threats to Healthcare

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In October 2016, computer systems in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust had to be shut down following a suspected ransomware attack.  The Trust cancelled numerous operations, outpatient appointments and diagnostic procedures as a result.   This incident is far from being an isolated case; an NCC Group Freedom of Information request revealed that almost half of NHS trusts have been subjected to a ransomware attack in the past year. 

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The Market of Malware

The Market of Malware: Buying, Selling and Collaborating in the Criminal Underground

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The Dark Web is a fascinating, confusing and for some, a shocking place. Amongst the plethora of forums discussing, selling and sharing drugs, guns, pornography, credit cards (the list goes on), cybercriminals of all levels of sophistication also seek to acquire, enhance, and profit from a variety of hacking tools. This post provides examples of trading and collaboration that lie behind development of malicious software (malware), as well as providing examples of how it can be rapidly upgraded and changed.

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Hello! My name is Delilah.

Hello! My name is Delilah.

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Earlier this year it was reported that security researchers at an Israeli-based security firm had identified the first insider threat Trojan. The malware is considered a game changer, allowing cyber criminals to recruit insiders using the concepts of cyber extortion and social engineering. The backdoor Trojan, which was given the name Delilah, is believed to be in its development stage with cyber-criminals working on enhancing its features and capabilities.

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