US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Hancock Health has paid hackers $55,000 to unlock systems following a ransomware infection. The hospital, based in Greenfield, Ind., revealed that a successful ransomware attack on Thursday held the hospital’s IT systems hostage, demanding a ransom payment in Bitcoin (BTC) in return for a decryption key. Source: US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Canada’s military seeks major cyber defence upgrade

OTTAWA—Canada’s military says it needs to upgrade its defences against cyberattacks, documents released by the Department of National Defence read. The documents, released by the department earlier this month, detail a significant and long-term project to give military brass better “situational awareness” of cyber space, guard against attacks, and “respond” to “advanced threats.” The push for stronger…