Entries in WSDA News (67)
The hackers who created Crypto Locker appear to be targeting dental practices. Apparently, as many as nine practices in Seattle have been infected in the last two days. The "Ransom Ware" is installed by clicking on a link or opening an attachment in an email. It then encrypts everything on the computer. It spreads by utilizing the way your practice management system communicates, and can infect every computer in the office. They then require a $500 per machine ransom be paid to un-encrypt everything.
The Washington State Dental Association has named Mr. Bracken Killpack as its Executive Director, effective January 2, 2015. Killpack will succeed Mr. Stephen Hardymon when he retires after 21 years as WSDA’s Executive Director. Killpack joined the organization in 2006 and currently serves as the Association’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, a position he has held for the past three years.