Eight Medical Technologies to Watch

With technology advancing so rapidly there’s sure to be an impact on medicine. Already we are seeing advancements in how people collect health data; how to prevent, detect, and treat illness; and there are fundamental changes in how and where treatment is given. Here are eight technologies to watch in order to see how they may impact your health care …

Rise in CEO Fraud

According to the FBI, instance of CEO fraud are dramatically on the rise. Costing businesses an estimated $2.3 billion over the past three years, victims are usually duped by scammers who impersonate a company’s CEO via email then have money wired to the criminals’ account. Typically this type of attack starts with either sending a phishing email to an executive …

Duke Among the First to Implement Apple Healthkit

Now that smart phones have become ubiquitous to our daily lives, making everything from banking to turning on the lights more convenient, it’s not surprising that the healthcare industry is trying to utilize this technology to provide better patient care by giving doctors information in real time. Unfortunately that convenience may come at the price of security. Along with Stanford, Duke …

Ransomware Attack on Methodist Hospital

A new version of ransomware called Locky infected Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky.  The hospital put itself on an internal state of emergency after the malware took over their system. Locky isn’t very different from other ransomware, but it’s used by criminal network Dridex, which is causing it to spread very quickly. The Locky ransomware infects a single computer spreads to connected network systems to further its …

11,000 Main Line Health Employees Information Stolen

A new method of identity theft spoofs a CEO’s email address to trick an employee into sending W-2 information to hackers.  One recent victim of this fraud was Pennsylvania Main Line Health. 11,000 employees of the hospital and health center network had sensitive information stolen by hackers.  The company was unaware of the hack until the FBI alerted them to it. CEO …

#1 Disease Infecting Most Medical Practices

Your medical or healthcare practice is in grave danger, and you probably don’t even know it.  Any random thief can spend less than $100 and get the keys to your network. The breach could cost you millions and make your patients run for the hills. The same kind of attack cost Target $162 million.  Home Depot $42 million.  Anthem (Including …

Hospital Pays Hackers $16.7K

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California was recent hit with ransomware and paid 40 bitcoins, the equivalent of $16,664, to get their network back. When the attack occurred on February 5, the hospital immediately informed IT security and law enforcement agencies.  While the computer network was locked down, however, the hospital had to go back to the olden …

Duke program allows patients track, share health data from phones

As Apple developed HealthKit, the Federal Trade Commission raised concerns about what would happen to users’ data. Commissioners became satisfied that Apple’s privacy policy would prevent app developers from sharing info with third parties. Craig Petronella, who heads up Petronella Technology Group, Inc., in Wake County, says there are still steps that should be taken to better protect sensitive information. …

State Websites Could be Vulnerable to Hackers

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology which oversees the state’s cybersecurity insisted in a statement that their sites are not vulnerable. They also said when they became aware of the issue, they developed a plan to address the concerns. They are not aware of any information being compromised, according to the state and that they regularly partner with the …

Hackers for Hire

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Five Tips for Keep Hackers Out of Your Home

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Hilton Hacked

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Adobe Updates and the Case Again Shockwave

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Verizon Out in RDU

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Lenovo cuts include 230 people in Triangle

Two-time IT author and professional in the field of cyber security, Craig Petronella, has announced methods that he feels can be used to take action against cyber thieves. Craig Petronella has 23 years of experience in this field and computer security. Some of his tips for consumers include advising against credit card use over the holiday shopping season, suggesting that …

Cybersecurity proves to be a necessity for owner of Durham’s Cocoa Cinnamon

“That is how I found out the bots were constantly trying to sign in,” he said. “I get four notifications a day saying somebody tried to sign in to your website.” That situation is actually quite common, said Craig Petronella, president of Petronella Technology Group in Raleigh. There are black market programs that search for open ports or doors in …

Petronella Technology Group

Hi, This is Craig Petronella – Call me at 919-422-2607 if you want to leverage technology to increase your business profits and eliminate any opportunity for a security breach to occur in your business. I guarantee it. If you’re sick and tired of a slow computer network, Call me. Here’s what Shaun Bateman said “I highly recommend Craig and his …