Medical Data from Closed Pennsylvania Obs/Gyn Clinic Found at Allentown Public Recycling Center
Dec08

Medical Data from Closed Pennsylvania Obs/Gyn Clinic Found at Allentown Public Recycling Center

Private Medical Data has been found at a recycling center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Paper files containing names, Social Security numbers, and medical histories, including details of cancer diagnoses and sexually transmitted diseases were located that the center by a city worker. The medical files appear to have belonged to Women’s Health Consultants, an obstetrics and gynecology firm, that is no longer in business, but that had...

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12,172 Individuals Impacted by ShopRite Data Breach
Dec07

12,172 Individuals Impacted by ShopRite Data Breach

Pharmacy customers of ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. have been impacted by a security violation caused by the improper disposal of a device used to record the signatures of customers. The device was used at the ShopRite, Kingston, NY location during the time period from 2005-2015 and saved personal and medical details. Customers who went to the pharmacy to have prescriptions filled between 2005 and 2015 have potentially been affected by...

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UAB Medicine Encounters PHI Breach Due to Missing Laptops
Dec06

UAB Medicine Encounters PHI Breach Due to Missing Laptops

The UAB Medicine Viral Hepatitis Clinic located in Birmingham, AL has encountered a violation of patients’ protected health information (PHI). UAB Medicine employs the use of flash drives to shift data from its Fibroscan machine to a computer device. Two flash drives were discovered to be missing on October 25, 2017. The portable storage devices stored a restricted amount of PHI of 652 patients. Information captured on the devices...

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Extortion Attack on Private Information of Sports Medicine Clients
Dec06

Extortion Attack on Private Information of Sports Medicine Clients

7,000 patients of Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) have been alerted of a possible breach of the private personal information. It is believed the breach, which involved an extortion attempt, may have impacted anyone whose information was taken during a visit to a SMART center before the last day of 2016. The extortion attempt occurred in September 2017 when hackers gained access to SMART systems, allegedly stole...

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PHI of 932 Texas Children’s Health Plan Members’ in Email Breach
Nov09

PHI of 932 Texas Children’s Health Plan Members’ in Email Breach

An email to the personal email account of a former employee of the Texas Children’s Health Plan has been discovered to have exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 932 members. The incident was identified on September 21, 2017, although the former member of staff sent the data via email late last year in November and December 2016. The emails were seen during a routine audit process. Texas Children’s Health Plan reacted to...

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Danger of Using USB Drives to Store PHI Highlighted of Data Breach
Oct29

Danger of Using USB Drives to Store PHI Highlighted of Data Breach

Two USB drives holding the protected health information of almost 2,000 veterans at the Man-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA have been discovered to be stolen. The two devices were storing data from a separate, external, non-networked server that was being switched off. One of the devices was the master drive used to transfer the medical center’s Anesthesia Record Keeper database to its virtual archive server. In a...

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1300 People Impacted by RiverMend Health Breach
Oct22

1300 People Impacted by RiverMend Health Breach

An unauthorized person has been found to have obtained access to the email credentials of one the  employees at RiverMend Health, a provider of specialty behavioral health services including services for drug and alcohol addiction. The unauthorized access was discovered by the Augusta, GA-based group on August 10, 2017, when it was noticed that suspicious emails were being sent from the employee’s account. The suspicious email...

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Attackers Decrypting WiFi Traffic Thanks to KRACK WiFi Security Weakness
Oct21

Attackers Decrypting WiFi Traffic Thanks to KRACK WiFi Security Weakness

A WiFi security flaw in WPA2 called KRACK has been discovered in an investigation at the University of Leuven in Belgium. The KRACK WiFi security weakness affects all modern WiFi networks and could be used for ill means with relative ease. While there have been no known attacks targeting this weakness, it is one of the most serious WiFi flaws discovered, with the potential to be used for obtaining the data millions of users. If the...

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PHI Exposure May Have Happened Following Theft of Unencrypted Laptop
Oct15

PHI Exposure May Have Happened Following Theft of Unencrypted Laptop

Exposure of patients’ protected health information may have occurred after an unencrypted laptop computer was stolen from a car belonging to an employee of Bassett Family Practice in Virginia. The theft of the laptop is thought to have occurred during the weekend of 12/13 August. Patients were warned of the exposure of their private date on October 13, 2017. The delay in issuing notifications was justified as the time needed to...

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PHI of 10,500 Patients Found Exposed in Basement Owned by Psychiatrist
Oct08

PHI of 10,500 Patients Found Exposed in Basement Owned by Psychiatrist

The medical details of over 10,000 patients of an Illinois-based psychiatrist – Dr. Riaz Baber, M.D. – have been found in the accessible basement of an Aurora property by the woman who was renting the accommodation from the psychiatrist. It is believed that the files had been left in the basement for a minimum of four years. Barbara Jarvis-Neavins, the family renting the accommodation, is believed to have been given a key to the...

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51,000 Plan Members Affect by Network Health Phishing Attack
Oct06

51,000 Plan Members Affect by Network Health Phishing Attack

Network Health, a Wisconsin-based insurer, has contact 51,232 of its plan members to advise them that some of their protected health information (PHI) hmay have been obtained by unauthorized persons. Last August,  a number of Network Health staff members received sophisticated phishing emails. Two of those members of staff replied to the scam correspondence and handed over their login credentials to the cyber attackers, who used those...

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Cybercriminals with Nation-State Support Responsible for Yahoo Attack
Sep20

Cybercriminals with Nation-State Support Responsible for Yahoo Attack

InfoArmor has claimed that data from the Yahoo breach of over one billion user accounts has already been purchased on the black market by multiple third parties on numerous occasions. Although Yahoo argues that a nation-state sponsored group was responsible for the hack, research carried out by InfoArmor’s indicates otherwise and a number security experts concur. Rather a nation-state sponsored group of hackers, InfoArmor suggest that...

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Global Reports of WannaCry Ransomware Attacks
Sep18

Global Reports of WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

There has been a huge increase in WannaCry ransomware attacks around the globe, including a new campaign being launched on Friday the 13th of May 2017. Unlike previous WannaCry ransomware attacks, the present campaign takes advantage of a vulnerability that is found in Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1). Zero day exploits are often employed by cybercriminals, however this example would appear to have been originally developed by the...

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US-Certs: SSL Inspection Tools Might Make Cybersecurity Weaker
Sep18

US-Certs: SSL Inspection Tools Might Make Cybersecurity Weaker

A recent warning issued by US-CERT has advised that SSL inspection tools may actually do the opposite of what they are intended for; i.e. they might serve to weaken the cyber defenses of healthcare organizations’ rather than strengthen them – by making their computer systems more at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks. It should be noted that what US-CERT has alleged does not necessarily mean that the SSL inspection tools...

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Wi-Fi Routers Infected by Switcher Trojan through Android Mobiles
Sep18

Wi-Fi Routers Infected by Switcher Trojan through Android Mobiles

Kaspersky Lab has identified a highly dangerous new Trojan which has been used to attack Wi-Fi routers through Android devices. The new form of malware, which has been dubbed the Switcher Trojan, is presently being employed to attack routers based in China. Nonetheless, Kaspersky Lab researchers have warned that the new malware could indicate a new and dangerous trend that could well become a world-wide concern. Ordinarily, attackers...

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Erie County Medical Center Patients Put at Risk by Apparent Ransomware Attack
Sep18

Erie County Medical Center Patients Put at Risk by Apparent Ransomware Attack

Ashland Women’s Health confirmed in April 2017 that it had been the victim of a significant ransomware attack.19,272 Ashland patients were affected. This followed confirmation the previous week that ABCD pediatrics ransomware attack had put 55,447 patients at risk. On Sunday 9th April, a third healthcare provider became aware that it had received a ‘virus’ via email which had made its way onto the organisation’s network. In New...

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San Francisco Transport System Ransomware Attack Reported

A ransomware attack on the San Francisco Transport System in November 2016 resulted in the encryption of computers used by the city’s light rail system. The criminals responsible for the attack demanded ransom of 100 Bitcoin (approxiately $70,000) for the key to unlock the encryption. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) stated that although the attack put its computer systems out of action, transport remained...

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Yahoo Breach Investigated By U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

It has been confirmed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are to investigate Yahoo concerning two enormous data breaches that were made public in late 2016. The controls put in place by Yahoo to prevent data breaches will not fall under the SEC investigation, but rather if the web services provider took too long to inform its investors of the breaches. Yahoo publicly acknowledged in September 2016 that it had been...

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Samba possibly vulnerable to ‘WannaCry’-type attacks

It has been revealed that Samba might possibly be vulnerable to network worm attacks similar to those which were utilized to deliver WannaCry ransomware on the 12th of May 2017. Unix, Linux and numerous NAS devices use Samba to add Windows file and print sharing services. Additionally, Samba may be employed as an Active Directory server on Windows networks for access control. Samba’s protocol is based on Windows Server Message...

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Industrial Sector targetted by Ransomware Attackers using KillDisk Variant

In late 2016, a new ransomware variant emerged which is now being used in attacks on industrial companies. Unlike other ransomware variants, the new malware does not permanently lock users’ files. Victims have been threatened with full disk deletion should they fail to pay the ransom, and it has been confirmed that the ransomware has the capability to do exactly that. The variant that is being used by the attackers is a modified...

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ABCD Pediatrics Hit By Ransomware Attack Affecting 55,000 Patients

The private health information relating to more than 55,000 patients may have been compromised in during a ransomware attack against ABCD Pediatrics on the 6th of February 2017. Attackers managed to access ABCD Pediatrics’ servers following which Dharma ransomware was installed and consequently some PHI was encrypted. Dharma ransomware has been identified by experts as a variant of CrySiS ransomware. CrySiS ransomware proved to be one...

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New Powershell Remote Access Trojan Identified

Researchers at Cisco Talos have recently identified a new Powershell remote access Trojan. The memory-resident malware is almost impossible to detect because it doesn’t write files to the computer’s hard drive and uses a new way of communicating with its C2. The infection is spread via a malicious Microsoft Word document sent as an email attachment. Cisco Talos has warned that only 6 out of 54 AV engines recognize the...

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Ransomware Attacks Targetting Businesses Now Using PetrWrap

A new group of criminals have taken control of Petya ransomware and are using it in ransomware attacks against businesses without the participation or knowledge of those who created the ransomware. Those responsible for the new PetrWrap campaign developed Petya ransomware by adding a module to it that serves to modify the ransomware ‘on the fly’, taking control of the encryption process in such a manner that even the authors of Petya...

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Warning Issued by OCR to Providers of Healthcare Regarding Use of HTTPS Inspection Tools

Numerous healthcare organization employ HTTPS inspection tools in order to monitor HTTPS connections for any malware which may be present. HTTPS inspection tools are used to decrypt secure HTTPS network traffic and verify content prior to re-encrypting traffic. The purpose of HTTPS inspection tools is to enhance security, however the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has recently issued a warning which...

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Thousands of Sites at Risk from Newly Identified Zero Day WordPress Vulnerability

A Sucuri researcher has recently discovered a new zero day WordPress vulnerability in the WordPress REST API. The vulnerability permits content injection and the escalation of user privileges. Should it be exploited, an unauthenticated user might be able to make modifications to any content found on the WordPress sites, which could include the addition of malicious links or exploit kits, therefore turning totally harmless sites into...

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Vulnerability in Netgear Router leads to US-CERT Alert to Replace Devices

A Netgear router vulnerability which remained unpatched for approximately 3 months was recently made public, a disclosure which placers users at risk of their devices being exploited by hackers. The threat is so large that US-CERT issued a strong warning to every user of the devices urging them them to their Netgear routers immediately. The US-CERT Coordination Center located at Carnegie Mellon University attributed a vulnerability...

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Madison County Invests $220K in Cybersecurity Following Ransomware Attack

The payment of a $21,000 ransom to attackers following the Madison County ransomware attack that disabled a large number of the county’s computer systems in November 2016 was necessitated as a viable backup of the data concerned did not exist. In accordance with the County’s insurance company’s advice, the ransom was paid. It has been confirmed that Madison County will not have to foot the entire cost of the ransom, but rather...

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2017’s Biggest Healthcare W-2 Phishing Scam Impacted 17,000 Employees

The biggest healthcare W-2 phishing scam 2017 thus far has been reported by American Senior Communities of Indiana. Although a number of organizations have already reported being tricked by phishing emails this tax season, this was by a long way the largest healthcare W-2 phishing scam, affecting over 17,000 of the organization’s employees. To date, 74 organizations have already been scammed in 2017, and that number is set to rise...

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Rise in Joomla Website Attacks due to Hackers Reverse Engineering Patches

A pair of recently recognised critical vulnerabilities to the Joomla content management system are presently being utilised by hackers in a series of attacks on Joomla websites. Although the two vulnerabilities were not thought to have been exploited when first discovered, that quickly proved to be untrue. In the aftermath of release of any Joomla patch, hackers usually act quickly in order to take advantage. Ordinarily, attacks on...

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Google Acts Against Repeat Malware Offending Sites

Google has promised that it will take action against websites that are used repeatedly to serve malware, unwanted software, or are used to ‘phishing’ attacks. As soon as a website has been confirmed as a repeat offender, the Google Chrome browser will automatically issue an alert to visitors, warning them that the site is known to be used to distribute malware. The owners of the websites concerned will be given an...

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Malicious Ransomware App Removed from Play Store by Google

An app that was available to members of the public for download from the Google Play store has been discovered to have contained ransomware. In recent days, Google acted to remove the ransomware app from its Play Store, however it remains unknown how many individuals had already been infected. The malicious app concerned is named EnergyRescue. Its raison d’etre was supposedly to assist users in managing the use of their...

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FBI Informs Healthcare Providers of Risks Associated with Anonymous FTP Server Use

According to a recent warning issued by the FBI, Healthcare organizations may be placing the protected health information of their patients in jeopardy by using anonymous FTP servers. Cybercriminals are profiting from the lack of protection on FTP servers to access patients’ protected health information (PHI). Anonymous FTP servers enable unauthorised individuals to access data stored on the server. In anonymous mode, the only...

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Disk-Wiping Malware Being Utilised to Format Virtual Desktops

Although disk-wiping malware has existed for several years, a new version of an older malware variant has now been detected. This malware is reportedly being used to attack companies which have implemented a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As opposed to every employee using his or her own computer, in a virtual desktop infrastructure each one is set up with a virtual desktop on a remote server. This structure is favoured in many...

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Cybercriminals Telephoning Customer Service Representatives to ask them to Open Malware Infected Attachments

The risk of malware and ransomware infections can be reduced by training staff to avoid opening file attachments received from unfamiliar email accounts. Despite this being common practice, a well known cybercriminal group has recently been increasing the number of infections by telephoning hotels and restaurants to ask staff to open emails with infected attachments. Trustwave has advised hotel and restaurant chains to be on the...

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Enterprise Firewalls Being Taken Down by Attackers Using ICMP Ping Floods

Researchers from the Danish telecom firm TDC have claimed that attackers have been using ICMP ping floods to carry out Denial of Service (DoS) attacks capable of removing enterprise firewalls. As opposed to standard DDoS attacks, the attacker does not have to use a multitude of hacked devices to accomplish the attack. It can actually be done using just one laptop computer. Moreover, the standard security measures put in place to limit...

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Exploitation of Vulnerability in Apache Struts Revealed

Cisco Talos and Apache have issued warnings to their users following the revelation of a new Apache Struts vulnerability that has been actively exploited in recent days. Cisco Talos researchers recently identified the ‘zero-day’ vulnerability in the Java application framework was recently, and it has been confirmed that a constant stream of attacks have been happening over the last few days. According to Apache’s...

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Gooligan Malware Infection compromises 1,300,000 Google Accounts

A new type of Android malware, known as ‘Gooligan’ has been discovered by the Israeli based company CheckPoint which specialises in cybersecurity. According to initial reports it is already spreading at a rate which has alarmed experts. A cyber attacker can potentially gain access to Google accounts and the data stored in Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Play, G Suite and the Google Docs stored on a device by...

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108 L.A. County Workers Impacted by Phishing Attack – 756K Affected

The County of Los Angeles took some time to publicize it was the sufferer of a big phishing attack, particularly bearing in mind the attack was found out within a day of the May, 2016 break. However, the announcement had to be postponed so as not to hamper with a “broad” criminal inquiry. The inquiry into the phishing assault was carried out by county district lawyer Jackie Lacey’s cyber inquiry response group. In several cases,...

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OCR Alerts Protected Bodies of Danger of DDoS Attacks

Over the past few weeks, there has been a rise in Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults. The assaults include inundating systems with requests and information to affect those systems to collapse. The attacks have led to big parts of the Internet taken off, email systems have stopped, as well as other computer equipment taken out off. DDoS assaults on healthcare companies could avoid sick persons...

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Seguin Dermatology Declares Ransomware Assault ePHI Access Possible

Texas-centered Seguin Dermatology has begun notifying patients of a ransomware assault that has likely led to electronic protected health information being wrongly accessed. The assault happened around or on September 12, 2016, and affected a computer network used by the Bureau of Robert J. Magnon, Doctor of Medicine. The ransomware encrypted many file varieties avoiding data access. Although the computer network wasn’t used to save...

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Operations Annulled After 3 UK Hospitals are Paralyzed by Computer Infection

Cyberattacks on healthcare suppliers in the U.S. are happening at a frightening speed; nevertheless, it’s not just U.S healthcare companies which are targeted by cybercriminals. During the weekend, a big security case was informed by a National Health Service Trust in the U.K. The case has led to computer systems taken offline and scheduled operations and appointments canceled at 3 U.K. hospitals – Princess of Wales Hospital in...

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Analysis Emphasizes Danger of PHI Revelation from Unencrypted Healthcare Pagers

Several healthcare suppliers have now changed from pagers to more safe types of communication. Safe text messaging platforms permit safeguarded health info to be communicated swiftly and efficiently between doctors and care team associates. Those platforms include the necessary safety features to make sure messages can’t be interrupted and seen by illegal people. However, pagers usually lack safety limits such as encryption. Numerous...

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OCR Alerts of FTP Weaknesses in NAS Appliances

The Division of Health and Human Services OCR has released a notice to HIPAA protected bodies as well as their business associates of a surge in assaults on network attached storage (NAS) appliances. The appliances are being assaulted using a type of malware known as Mal/Miner-C, or else called PhotMiner. The assault uses File Transfer Protocol (FTP) weaknesses in Network attached storage appliances. The malevolent program was...

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Main Ohio Urology Consortium Notifies 300K Patients of PHI Thievery

Patients of Central Ohio Urology Consortium whose safeguarded health information was thieved and displayed live in August have now been informed of the safety break. Although it’s not sure precisely when the hack happened, the data thieved in the cyberattack were put live on August 2, 2016. Hackers uploaded a wide variety of patient files to Google Drive that were freely accessible. Pravvy Sector (Pravyi Sektor) – the hackers behind...

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New Review Indicates Data Break Cost is $200K for each Happening

A new review indicates the cost of deciding breaks of confidential information is much lower than earlier thought. The charges are so little that for several firms there is a slight inducement to finance more cash to expand cybersecurity protections. Examining the price of data breaks is a difficult matter. There are direct charges connected with breaks which are not difficult to calculate: The printing as well as dispatching of break...

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North Ottawa Medical Group Alerts 22K of Bizmatics Break

North Ottawa Medical Group has alerted 22K of its sick persons that they have been affected by a malevolent program contagion which was found out by its Electronic Medical Record management firm, Bizmatics. North Ottawa Medical Group merges a lengthy list of companies which have been affected by the break. The latest declaration brings the total quantity of patients impacted by the security break to more than 265K people. The...

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Informs 600 of PHI Revelation

A storage servicer has notified the loss of 15 storing packets to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The packets were stowed at 3 Iron Mountain services in Fort Worth, Dallas, as well as Irving. The packets had records pertaining to people who had submitted applications to HHSC for medical help during January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2009. The records had names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security claim...

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Kern County Mental Health Division Publicizes Secrecy Break

Kern County Mental Health Division, CA. (KCMH) has informed a break of safeguarded health information that happened during the transfer of its administrative division in April 2016. The break included the revelation of a partial amount of safeguarded health information of sick persons who had earlier received treatment from KCMH during September 1, to September 30, 2006. When the administrative department moved, the previous offices...

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Up to 400K Prisoners’ SSNs and PHI Revealed

Up to 400K existing and earlier inmates imprisoned by the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections during 1996 to 2014 have possibly had their medical data, Social Security numbers, and personally identifiable information displayed. Last month California Correctional Healthcare Services (CCHCS) reported the data break and an alternate break notice was displayed on the website of CCHCS on May 13; nevertheless, at the...

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Verity Health System Prey of Phishing Assault

Verity Health System has become prey to a phishing assault leading to confidential worker data being transmitted out of the company. Employee names, Social Security numbers, addresses, money earned in the fiscal year, as well as particulars of tax pending have been revealed to the invader. The break only impacted present and past workers who would have gotten a W-2 for the past fiscal year. No patient information was encroached in the...

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Illinois Data Break Notice Law Renewed

Illinois data break notice rule has been updated, widening the meaning of private information and modifying the timescale for alerting the Attorney General of data breaks. A break notice will have to be released if an individual’s complete name or last name, as well as signature, is revealed in association with any of the below-mentioned data elements:   Health insurance information Medical information Email addresses and Usernames...

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Florida Medical Clinic Informs 1K Patients of Secrecy Breach

Florida Medical Clinic, PA., has informed 1K patients that their outstanding balance reports were revealed online as a consequence of a misconfiguration of its Patient Portal. Outstanding balance reports of a few patients, between November 18, and January 6, 2016, were seen by industrial account sick persons when they registered onto the Patient Portal. Just a partial amount of patient files was on view so there isn’t thought to be a...

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Anti-Malware Scan Halts Cardiac Catheterization Process

It’s imperative for anti-malware keys to be utilized to defend medical appliances, even though care should be taken when designing software. In the same way, as was lately stressed at a U.S. hospice, a misconfiguration of software has the possibility to have a harmful effect on sick people. Previously this calendar year, a cardiac catheterization process had to be stopped when a home monitor personal computer was stopped from...

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23000 Patients of Mayfield Clinic Receive Malware-Infected Email

The Mayfield Clinic of Cincinnati patients received an email in February that contained a malevolent attachment which transferred ransomware onto their machines. The entrance on the HHS’ OCR infringement portal shows 23,341 patients received the email, even though it’s unclear how many of email receivers opened the malevolent attachment as well as infected their machines. A person who got access to a databank possessed by one of...

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California Ransomware Law Approved by State Senate Commission

Bob Hertzberg, Californian Senator, introduced a new proposal (Senate Proposal 1137) in February that suggests a modification to the punitive policy in California in order to make it an offense to intentionally fix ransomware on a CPU. The proposal has now been approved by the Senate’s Commission on Public Security, getting it a stage nearer to being presented to the state parliament. The proposal should now be presented to Senate...

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Mercy Hospital in Iowa Noticed Data-Capturing Virus

As per a statement issued by the hospital late previous week, a computer virus might have permitted hackers to get the data of roughly 15,000 sick persons of Mercy Iowa City. Sick persons began to be informed of the security break by mailing on Friday, March 25, 2016, and have been notified that their name, date of birth, address, treatment information, medical analyses, as well as health insurance details – containing their policy...

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2 More Californian Hospital Ransomware Assaults Informed

2 more hospitals in South of California have informed being harmed with ransomware. The Victorville’s Desert Valley Hospital as well as Chino Valley Medical Center, which are both managed by Prime Healthcare, were hit on Friday previous week. A lot of computers had data protected with the file-encrypting malware but the attackers succeeded to penetrate a few of the hospitals’ servers sooner than the assault was found out and...

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21st Century Oncology Informs 2.2M Patients of Hacking Case

At 21st Century Oncology, a hacker accessed a patient database having Social Security numbers and insurance data of patients in October. The case isn’t of the magnitude of the breaks at Primera Blue Cross, Excellus BCBS, or Anthem, however, it does classify as among the biggest healthcare data breaks of 2015. On March 4, 2016, a governmental filing was delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States showing...

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Phishing Assault Borne by Brigham and Women’s and Brigham as well as Women’s Faulkner Hospitals

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital has warned patients of a security infringement as soon as a phishing assault compromised the email account of a hospital worker. 1,009 patients have been impacted by the cyberattack.   Late previous year, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital worker suffered a phishing assault that developed in the login identifications of an email account being revealed to the invader. The account included a small...

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Latest Oregon Infringement Notification Law Becomes Effective

Companies doing business in the state of Oregon should now abide by the latest data infringement law that became effective on January 1, 2016. If a data infringement is suffered that reveals the personal information of over 250 state residents, an infringement notice should be presented to the Oregon Attorney General. On June 10 previous year, Kate Brown, Oregon Governor initialed the latest rule (Oregon Amended Laws 646A.604)...

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Infringement of Washington Town Health Care District Information

Roughly 3 months after suffering an infringement of personal information, Washington Town Health Care District has tendered an infringement notification to the California Attorney General’s Office describing an infringement of personal information of Californians. The information infringement was found out on October 8, 2015, and included the possible opening of a Washington Community Health Resource Library computer system by an...

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Hacking Peaks List of 2015 Data Break Reasons

A study of break details for the duration of the initial 5 months of the year demonstrates that the main reason of 2015 HIPAA breaks is still hacking, which keep on to reveal patient health files in the millions. The huge data break at Anthem Inc., revealed 78.8 million member files, however, the HIPAA breach at Premera Health was possibly more severe. Even though 11 million files were taken by hackers – significantly less than in the...

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Evansville Medical Center Hack Reveals HIPAA Files of 4,400

Hackers have accessed the E-mail accounts of a lot of workers of the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana, leading in the PHI of roughly 4,400 patients potentially being revealed. Randy Capehart, a spokesperson for St. Mary’s Medical Center, released a statement declaring the HIPAA break to the media. In the statement, he described the kind of the attack as well as the data that was possibly revealed. The E-mail accounts...

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HIPAA Violation at Froedtert Health Reveals 43,000 Patient Documents

Milwaukee centered healthcare provider, Froedtert Health, has declared it has experienced a data violation that may possibly have impacted as many as 43,000 patients as a consequence of a computer virus that had contaminated an employee’s Computer. Froedtert Health runs a 3-hospital system consisting of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. Patients...

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