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Md. cyber firm: Ransomware attacks on health care up 89 percent

FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, a screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on a laptop in Beijing. As danger from the global cyberattack continues to fade, analysts are starting to assess the damage. The good news: Hard-hit organizations such as the U.K.’s National Health Service appear to be bouncing back, and few people seem to have actually paid the ransom. The bad: This attack has demonstrated how a new automated form of malware can spread rapidly, potentially encouraging future hackers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Major data breaches attributable to ransomware at health care institutions increased significantly in 2017, according to analysis by Cryptonite LLC, a cyber firm based in Rockville. There were 140 data breaches characterized as hacking and reported to the U.S. Department of Health ...

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Cyber security conference starting Thursday in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — A two-day conference on cyber security is beginning in Baltimore. The CyberMaryland conference begins Thursday at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel. The Baltimore Sun reports that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, will give ...

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Task force to encourage cyber sector growth in Baltimore-D.C. corridor

Three Baltimore-area economic development groups have created a joint task force to encourage growth of the cyber industry in Maryland.

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Panel: China tech giants pose security threat

WASHINGTON — American companies should avoid doing business with China’s two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday. The panel ...

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Cyber security center coming to Montgomery County

GAITHERSBURG — In an effort to fight what Sen. Barbara Mikulski described as the “new enduring war” against “hate-hackers,” Maryland officials announced Thursday a plan to create the National Cyber Center of Excellence for Cyber Security in Montgomery County. The ...

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O’Malley, Mikulski to attend cyber security launch

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski are attending the launch of a cyber-security program in Baltimore County. University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s “bwtech” business incubator plans to work with Northrop Grumman’s “Cync Program” to spur jobs ...

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