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Cyberattack disrupted hospitals and health care in several states


Manchester, Conn.: Hospitals and clinics in several states last Friday began the time-consuming process of recovering from a cyberattack that disrupted their computer systems, forcing some emergency rooms to shut down and ambulances to be diverted. Many primary care services at facilities run by Prospect Medical Holdings remained closed last Friday as security experts worked...

Feds say cyberattack caused suicide helpline’s outage


Washington: A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation’s new 988 mental health helpline late last year, federal officials said. “On December 1, the voice calling functionality of the 988 Lifeline was rendered unavailable as a result of a cybersecurity incident,” Danielle Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, said...

Putin has a ‘real problem’: Biden


Washington: US President Joe Biden accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to mess with the 2022 congressional elections by spreading "misinformation". "Look at what Russia is doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation," Biden said during a trip to the office of the director of national intelligence near Washington, referring to information he receives during...

Pipeline cyberhack by Russian group spurs emergency order from White House


Washington: The federal government issued a rare emergency declaration on Sunday after a cyberattack on a major U.S. pipeline choked the transportation of oil to the eastern U.S. The Colonial Pipeline, responsible for the country’s largest fuel pipeline, shut down all its operations last Friday after hackers broke into some of its networks. All four of its...

‘N Korea stole $300 mn in crypto to fund nukes’


Seoul: North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, a confidential UN report said. Compiled by a panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Pyongyang, the report said the country's "total theft of virtual assets from 2019 to November 2020...