Health Care News, Articles and Updates
The healthcare industry saw 37 data breaches take place in September with about 250,000 patient records being compromised, but this was a major decrease from the 8.8 million records breached in August.
The OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump system from Animas Corporation contains three vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to trigger an overdose, warned Internet security firm Rapid7, in an announcement later confirmed by the device manufacturer.
The Russian espionage group Tsar Team, aka Fancy Bear, got into the ADAMS system through an account created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Rio Games.
SCAN Health Plan is notifying users that remote attackers were able to gain access to the contact sheets system and accessed the personal information of past and current members and some non-plan members.
Eschewing the bug bounty route, a cybersecurity firm which detected a flaw in a medical device from St. Jude Medical, partnered with an investment firm to capitalize on its knowledge and short sell stock in the device manufacturer.
The explosive growth in ransomware has once again heated up the debate as to whether infected organizations have an ethical responsibility to refuse payment. But are some companies exacerbating the problem by paying up even when they have viable data backups?
A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.
In a revision of its policies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has instructed its regional offices to place more of an emphasis on investigating smaller health-care data breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals.
Patient records were compromised at Bon Secours, a nonprofit health care provider.
In what is being flagged as a threat to the health care sector, the source code of all of PilotFish Technology's software has been posted to the dark web.
Oregon State Hospital's maximum security ward is notifying patients of a data breach.
Advocate Health Care will pay $5.55 million for a breach that led to the exposure of personally identifiable information of four million patients.
An analysis of malicious threats tracked by managed security services provider Solutionary reported that ransomware attacks targeting healthcare companies comprised 88 percent of all ransomware attacks.
Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information.
Two critical reports showed a lack of public trust in NHS security and confidentiality handling patient records causing the government to scrap plans for a unified doctor and hosptial patient database.
Fingers are pointing at a third-party vendor as the culpable party behind the exposure of personally identifiable information of 4,300 patients of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
An x-ray machine, an oncology system, an MRI machine: These are all important healthcare devices that researchers found harboring malware capable of installing backdoors on other connected systems for the purpose of exfiltrating data.
A hacker with the ominous nickname "thedarkoverlord" appears to have stolen more than 650,000 medical records from three separate healthcare institution databases, and has made them available for sale on the darknet online marketplace TheRealDeal.
Citing the success enjoyed by the DoD's Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program, the HHS is considering using ethical hackers to discover flaws in medical devices and systems.
As the healthcare industry strives to bring data from different sources together to create longitudinal patient records, organizations must find ways to minimize and de-identify data to better protect its privacy.
Researchers at endpoint security solutions company Invincea have discovered a new variant of Cerber ransomware that could lock out legitimate users, while still allowing attackers to potentially launch DDoS attacks against other networks.
FDA official provided detail about the agency's IT strategy that aims to strengthen protection of pharmaceutical companies' data submitted in regulatory filings during the approval process of new drugs.
For the second consecutive year, Ponemon Institute's annual study on the state of security and privacy in health care found that cybercrime was the leading cause of data breaches among hospitals and other medical providers.
As part of a joint venture to develop groundbreaking healthcare apps, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has agreed to share new and historical healthcare data on 1.6 million patients with Google's AI company DeepMind.
Rep. James Langevin wrote an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) praising draft guidance that would strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.
A proposed California legislation imposing specific penalties for ransomware took a step forward yesterday when the state senate's Public Safety Committee passed the bill at a hearing featuring testimony from Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that insurance firm Travelers Indemnity Co., under the terms of a commercial general liability policy, must defend its client, Portal Healthcare Solutions, in a lawsuit stemming from a data breach.
The online prescription drug company OptumRx reported that an unknown number of customer records were compromised when a vendor employee's laptop was stolen.