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Former NIH Employee held for selling the government property on eBay
26,000 unsecured MongoDB databases up for sale, healthcare data also poached
IoT Security: An Essential Aspect Of Healthcare Industry Planning
Data And Security In The Modern World
OCR’s Roger Severino Discusses Agency’s Goals, Sector Challenges
Trojan Horse Virus Attack Discovered At The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Federal Warning: Locky Ransomware Attacks Via Font Update
Princess Locker Ransomware: A New Type Of Trojan Ransomware
Denver Health Nurses Suspended For Row Over Patient’s Genetials
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants Notified Patients Of Ransomware Attack
HITRUST is pleased to announce the official release of version 9 (v9) of the CSF framework. This release demonstrates the continued evolution of the HITRUST CSF in providing organizations with a compr...
HITRUST CSF version 9 Release Now Available!
Cyber-attacks have become one of the major issues faced by the healthcare industry these days. Every week, we are reporting at least a couple of data security breach incidents. In order to reduce thes...
Delaware Data Breach Notification Law Asks For Reasonable Data Security
Credit reporting agency Equifax said that a web application flaw exposed 143 million customer records to hackers. This breach is an astonishing one as the company ironically offers identity theft prot...
Web App Vulnerability Exploited, Breach Impacts 143 Million! Perform Pen Tests At Least Annually!
Cybersecurity specialist Barracuda said that over the course of 24 hours that began on August 30, there have been almost 20 million attempts at a ransomware attack. The ransomware attack attempts were...
Barracuda: Active Ransomware Attack Used Impersonation And Advanced Threats
A new ransomware strain – Defray that targets a specific group of industries through phishing emails containing ransomware in the attachment asking for an amount of $5,000. The emails are drafted in...
New Ransomware Strain – Defray Targets Specific Industries
Frequency and severity of cyber attacks on health care data has increased manifolds in past few years and is not only taking away profits of healthcare sector but is also posing danger to the patients...
4 Crucial Tips To Protect Your Health care Data From Hackers
Locky ransomware – the most successful of all, returned again in August 2017 with millions of phishing emails containing a Locky payload and with new extension “.lukitus” meaning locked in Finni...
Locky Ransomware Makes Big Reappearance In August 2017
The fired employee of Northwell Health has filed a wrongful termination suit against her employer claiming that she did not accessed medical records of Justin Bieber but was fired on a gender basis. T...
Testicle Injury Of Justin Bieber Sparks Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
Post-NotPetya incident, Nuance Communications has taken the responsibility as a business leader to share the malware lessons in the form of technical aspects and skill sets to tackle the malware that ...
Nuance Communications Shares Malware Lessons Post NotPetya
Silver Cross Hospital has notified its patients that their personal information, including in some cases health information and Social Security numbers, “was potentially made available on the in...
Silver Cross Hospital Notified Patients Of Potential Data Breach
The protected health information (PHI) of around 106,000 patients of radiology center of Mid-Michigan Physicians has potentially been compromised. The affected patients include both current and former...
106,000 Patient Records Breached At Mid-Michigan Physicians Practice
Following a recent outbreak of ransomware known as “Bitpaymer,” hospitals in Lanarkshire, Scotland, are still continuing to recover. NHS Lanarkshire, which is a part of Britain’s Nat...
New! Crypto-Locking Ransomware Evades Defenses
Kroll Executive, Jason Smolanoff told insurance executives attending the Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer Conference held at Lake Geneva that businesses need insurance protection for the reput...
Kroll Executive Says Need For Cyber Insurance Against Government
Due to cyber security vulnerabilities, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about the first recall of a network-connected implantable device. FDA has characterized the corrective...
Cyber Recall for Medical Device, An FDA First!
According to a recent OIG investigation, HSD (the New Mexico Human Services Department) has certain vulnerabilities in its Medicaid data security. These vulnerabilities could put HSD operations at ris...
OIG Investigation Reveals New Mexico Medicaid Data Security Requires Improvements
A new study from IBM Security revealed that spam emails loaded with ransomware — malware that scrambles data and demands a ransom to decode it has increased 6,000% year on year. Further, ransomware ...
IBM Security Published Results On Ransomware Attacks
Health Insurance Company Aetna has stunned thousands of its customers when the health insurer accidentally made their ordering prescription HIV drugs clearly visible from the outside of envelopes. Aet...
Aetna Mailer Accidentally Exposed 12,000 Customers’ HIV Status
Yet another healthcare organization, St. Mark’s Surgical Center has been attacked with ransomware. The ransomware attack resulted in exposing protected health information (PHI) of around 33,887 pati...
Ransomware Attack At St. Mark’s Surgical Center Potentially Exposed 33,887 Patients’ PHI
The Institute for Women’s Health (IFWH) has warned an unknown number of patients that hackers may have stolen their protected health information (PHI) through Keylogger virus. The patients have been...
The Institute For Women’s Health Notified Patients Of PHI Exposed To Keylogger Virus
The Salina Family Healthcare Center, located in Salina, Kansas was impacted by a ransomware installed on its servers and workstations causing encryption and possibility of patients personal informatio...
Salina Family Healthcare Patients’ PHI Exposed Due To Ransomware
The Pentagon initiated a two-day “operational” pause of all US Naval operations across the globe post seemingly four accidental US Navy collisions with civilian vessels in Pacific Southeast area. ...
Are Four US Navy Collisions Of This Year Victim Of Cyber Threat?
MJHS Phishing attack exposed Personal Health information of several Elderplan Inc. and Home Care employees when an unauthorized individual gained access to their email accounts. On June 6, 2017, Metro...
MJHS Phishing Attack Exposed PHI Of 28,000 Individuals
Various universities and businesses throughout the United States received threats through printers, MFP’s, faxes and emails asking for a ransom of $25,000 to be paid by the Western Union to a Brazil...
Business And Universities Receive Bomb Threats Through Printers
500 Google Play Store apps were removed from its Android ecosystem when they were found infected with spyware and were secretly stealing the personal data of app users. These Google Play Store apps we...
500 Google Playstore Apps Infected With Malware Removed
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