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Hacker holds Australian health insurer's data for ransom

Oct. 20, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cybercriminal was holding for ransom an Australian health insurer’s customer data including diagnoses and treatments, in the nation’s second major privacy breach in a month, officials said on Thursday. Trade in Medibank shares has been halted on the...

In drawn-out recovery, NYC inches out from COVID's shadow

Oct. 13, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As kids returned to school last month, people watching New York City pull itself out of COVID-19's shadow wondered whether workers who fled Manhattan's office towers during the pandemic would finally return in a rush, too. More workers did return to their offices,...

Info expected to emerge slowly in hospital chain cyberattack

Oct. 07, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Details of an apparent cyberattack on one of the largest health systems in the U.S. were slow to emerge as security experts on Friday warned that it often takes time to assess the full impact on patients and hospitals. Earlier this week, CommonSpirit Health...