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Adobe fixes zero-day Flash bug after attackers target Russian clinic with exploit

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Adobe Systems today issued an emergency security update for Flash Player following the discovery of a critical vulnerability that attackers were actively exploiting in a Nov. 29 phishing operation targeting a Russian state health care institution. The zero-day arbitrary code execution exploit was specifically employed against Moscow-based “Polyclinic No. 2” of the Administrative Directorate of…

Rhode Island’s Thundermist health center struck by ransomware

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Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, R.I., was victimized by a ransomware attack that disrupted its systems on Thursday morning. Amanda Barney, associated VP of communications and development said that the health care center acted promptly to protect patient and employee data, local news affiliate WPRI reported. As of Thursday evening, there is no evidence that any…

Inspector General’s report documents security flaws at Arizona Medicare MCOs

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A recent risk assessment of information systems at two Arizona-based Medicaid managed care organizations turned up 19 vulnerabilities, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Collectively, the flaws were related to remote network access (2), password and login controls (2), physical security controls (1), network…

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