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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1943 Misconfigured firewall blamed for hospital ransomware infection
A ransomware attack which took a hospital offline for four days and resulted in the cancellation of 2,800 patient appointments has been blamed on a misconfigured firewall.

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust declared a "major incident" after a "computer virus" infected its systems on Sunday, 30 October, and full service didn't resume until Wednesday, 2 November.

Clinical systems across the Trust's three hospitals were shut down as staff attempted to contain the incident, which was later revealed to have been caused by a Globe2 ransomware infection. Northern Lincolnshire said it didn't pay cybercriminals a ransom in order to restore its systems.
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#1943 Misconfigured firewall blamed for hospital ransomware infection
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#1941 Apple takes down iCloud activation lock page after disclosure of security flaw
#1940 Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails
#1939 Securing your home routers - understanding attacks and defense strategies (PDF)
#1938 Witcher 3 dev forums hacked, 1.8 million accounts stolen
#1937 Security flaws in Pentagon systems "easily" exploited by hackers
#1936 Cisco updates Tetration analytics platform, aims to automate security policies
#1935 GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail
#1934 EyePyramid and a lesson on the perils of attribution
#1933 Ransomware disrupts Washington DC's CCTV system
#1932 Many Android VPN apps breaking privacy promises
#1931 Netgear exploit found in 31 models lets hackers turn your router into a botnet
#1930 Nicolas Brulez on malware reverse engineering tips and tricks (audio)
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