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Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackers

Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackers

By Associated Press  |  January 17, 2018

Hancock Health paid a roughly $55,000 ransom to hackers from an "unidentified criminal group" to regain access to hospital computer systems. The network said it found no evidence that patient information was adversely affected.

18,470 Henry Ford Health System patients' data hacked

18,470 Henry Ford Health System patients' data hacked

By Jay Greene  |  December 06, 2017

More than 18,000 Henry Ford Health System patients' personal health information was viewed or stolen in early October by an unknown person or entity who hacked the Detroit-based health system's electronic health records.

Equifax breach exposes healthcare vendor vulnerabilities

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 12, 2017

The data security breach at Equifax is a cautionary note to hospitals and payers to watch out for vendor vulnerabilities. Equifax is the financial verification vendor for the exchange marketplaces.

Vital Signs: How America's youth is key to fixing the sad state of cybersecurity

Vital Signs: How America's youth is key to fixing the sad state of cybersecurity

By Joseph Conn  |  January 20, 2017

In 2016, there were 106 major healthcare data breaches attributed to hackers. Those breaches exposed 13.5 million individuals' records. The average cost to a healthcare organization for loss of a single record was $402. Doing the math, that's $2.8 billion spent on those hacking incidents alone.

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