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Malware on hospital computer impacts thousands of Seattle patients

December 3rd 2013 in Uncategorized

Cite: http://www.scmagazine.com/malware-on-hospital-computer-impacts-thousands-of-seattle-patients/article/323297/

“A UW Medicine employee opened an email attachment and unknowingly downloaded malware, which led to the compromise of about 90,000 patients of Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center.”

Oh. Dear.

A silver lining is that the infection was apparently discovered the following day and immediate action taken.  Cite: http://www.uwmedicine.org/Global/News/Announcements/2013/Pages/UWMedicine-Notice-of-Computer-Security-Breach.aspx

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URL: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-misuse-27nov13-en.htm – you can download a copy of the draft report there.
Report snippets:
“In this study, we were concerned with the .BIZ, .INFO, and .ORG gTLD thick WHOIS Registries
and the .COM and .NET thin WHOIS Registries. Per the GNSO’s request for this study, we did
not attempt to study domain names registered under other smaller gTLDs or under […]

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