The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced yesterday that employees at two state agencies committed a HIPAA violation by improperly exchanging private data pertaining to its Apple Health Medicaid clients.
During an inventory of its IT assets, health insurer Centene discovered that six hard drives containing personal and health information on 950,000 customers had gone missing.
Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. was hit by a cyber attack Thursday after Anonymous threatened to take action over for the city's water crisis.
The Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to the FTC for falsely advertising the level of encryption it used to safeguard patient data.
Privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
When visiting a medical facility, it can be tempting to charge a mobile device into a spare USB port, but the free charge may contain an unpleasant after-effect.
Mock attacks on 12 healthcare organizations to tested the organizations' capabilities in responding to cyber incidents.
The North Caroline DHHS has announced a second email incident that affected more than 500 patients.
HHS CIO Frank Baitman is stepping down from his post at the end of the month.
A new report found that nearly three-quarters of industry professionals believe there is a medium or high likelihood of their organization being hacked as a result of the interconnectivity of Internet of Things.
A laptop and EMG machine containing personal information were stolen from a Barrington Orthopedic Specialists transport vehicle.
Researchers presented findings at Derbycon this past weekend that indicated vulnerabilities in thousands of medical systems.
Several individuals posed as health care professionals and used member information to submit false claims to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.
A London sexual health clinic accidentally leaked the HIV status, names, and email addresses of 780 patients in a newsletter.
American Airlines denied involvement in an apparent security incident at its one-time subsidiary Sabre, but is redoubling its own security measures as a precaution.
A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California accused UCLA Health System of not adequately protecting the personal data of 4.5 million individuals affected by a 2014 breach.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan announced its third breach in two years, information of 722 patients compromised.
Recognizing the increased risk of breach from the interconnectedness of healthcare systems, some healthcare organizations will require third parties to obtain CSF certification.
Evidence seems to indicate that the Anthem data breach and OPM data breaches were carried out by the same Chinese actors.
The personal health information, including Social Security numbers and medical conditions, might have been compromised in a cyber attack in May on Medical Information Engineering.
Security researcher Billy Rios has verified that more Hospira infusion pumps are vulnerable to the same security issues, since they use "identical software."
The guidance is organized into 10 categories, and serves as "starting point for a more complete code," report authors said.
The Ohio-based health care provider is notifying nearly 1,000 patients that three computers in its Cardiac Cath Lab were infected with malware.
ICS-CERT is now aware of more vulnerabilities impacting Hospira infusion pumps.
An annual health care study found that criminal attacks replaced device theft and loss as the leading cause of breaches.
An independent researcher identified the improper authorization vulnerability and insufficient verification of data authenticity flaw.
Biopharma companies need a secure digital signing infrastructure. SureClinical found an answer for them, reports Greg Masters.
The Atlanta-based medical testing lab has, again, filed to have FTC's complaint dismissed.
Two unnamed hospitals have signed on to test the WhatsAppDoc platform developed to detect malware in outdated medical devices by monitoring AC consumption.
Experts consider the lasting impact of data brokers, and potential breaches, on genetic information.
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