When it comes to buying inexpensive data-storage services, shoppers might want to reflect on an old saying from president Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
A recent ruling against the Federal Trade Commission might make it more difficult for the agency to bring and win cases against healthcare companies involved in data breaches, legal experts say.
The market for cybersecurity workers is red hot and that's putting heat on the healthcare industry, which has lagged other industries in information-technology spending. But after a spate of massive cybersecurity attacks this year, the industry is scrambling to shore up its defenses.
Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services say an unencrypted email sent in August may have compromised the confidential health information of more than 1,600 Medicaid patients.
Patient records on insurance claims were accessed on a cloud-based backup service, according to Systema Software, the software provider. The breach exposed data that included police injury reports, drug tests, notes on doctor visits and Social Security numbers.
Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer, disclosed Wednesday afternoon that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack by hackers who may have gained access to over 10 million personal records.
Regarding the recent article “80% of health IT leaders say their systems have been compromised”, the current U.S. health information technology system is engineered to guarantee that health data breaches will occur forever.
Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.
Malware and botnets were the external attack vectors most commonly cited as breaching security at health plans and provider organizations.
The personal information of Indiana University employees on school-sponsored health plans may have been among those leaked in a hack of a Fort Wayne, Ind., medical software company.
A federal agency says the private information of 3.9 million people may have been exposed when the networks of Medical Informatics Engineering were hacked.
Four-hospital UCLA Health said Friday that cyber criminals hit part of its network that contains the records of an estimated 4.5 million people.