This edition of Hacking Healthcare takes a look at how security researchers found serious vulnerabilities in a contact-tracing application used in the Philippines and highlights the role of coordinated vulnerability disclosure in remediating them. Next, we ponder what PayPal’s acceptance of cryptocurrency might mean for ransomware perpetrators and victims. Finally, we revisit the issue of attacks against COVID-19 related research and why healthcare organizations should be wary about expecting attacks to wind down. Welcome back to Hacking Healthcare.
In this edition:
- COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App Vulnerability Highlights the Benefits of Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure
- PayPal’s Acceptance of Cryptocurrency Has Ransomware Implications
- Microsoft Calls for Action as Malicious Actors Continue to Target the Healthcare Sector