The data-kidnappers are demanding $4,000 to release thousands of patient records belonging to the Miami Family Medical Centre on Australia's Gold Coast.
Gary Korhonen joins Chet for this week's podcast discussing the automatic upgrade of Internet Explorer, Android Market malware, Carrier IQ and an infection that shut down a hospital in Georgia.
A hospital near Atlanta, Georgia last week had to stop accepting all non-trauma patients after a malware infection shutdown their network. Is their IT poorly managed, or does this represent more serious problems in the medical space?
Anyone who still thinks that virus-writing is "mostly harmless" and only really impacts the foolish who don't have backups, should consider what the possible consequences of taking down the systems of an ambulance emergency service might mean.
South Shore Hospital, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has found itself in the highly embarrassing situation this week of admitting that the personal information of about 800,000 patients may have been lost in what can only be described as a data destruction Read more…
The London hospitals struck by a infection of the Mytob worm earlier this week are returning to normal operation, according to The Register. St Bartholomew's (Barts) in the City, the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and the London Chest Hospital Read more…