September 2, 2015

UCLA Health targeted in cyber attack

Security experts were critical that such a large health system would lack sophisticated defenses for its network. The lack of encryption was particularly surprising, says Adam Kujawa, head of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes Labs, the research arm of the anti-malware company in San Jose, CA. “A big problem with this attack, like the breach of Anthem, was a lack of encryption, and therefore security standards that need to be met,” he says. “While there are currently talks going on to create a nationwide security standard for all organizations that hold onto customer data, it might be a better solution to create a central authority for medical documents.”

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