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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 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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