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Hackers offering bulk discount to unlock encrypted MedStar data

MedStar confirms that the cyberattack responsible for bringing down its network was the result of a ransomware attack in which hackers are demanding $1,250 per computer or $18,500 for all computers to restore access to files. The FBI continues to investigate, meanwhile hackers have given the hospital 10 days to pay before encrypted data will be permanently destroyed.

Southcoast Health cutting dozens of jobs on heels of expensive IT upgrade

Southcoast Health (MA) lays of 95 employees as part of cost saving measures put in place after the health system went over budget on their $100 million Epic install.

May 2016 FHIR Release

FHIR publishes release notes for its newest version.

CareFusion Pyxis SupplyStation System Vulnerabilities

The Department of Homeland Security finds security vulnerabilities in versions of CareFusion’s Pyxis SupplyStation, most attributed to outdated third-party software.

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