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Healthcare remains prime target for hackers

Healthcare remains prime target for hackers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 25, 2018

Healthcare data breaches have risen nearly every year from 2010 through 2017. Although physical theft used to be the data breach method of choice, hacking has become the most prevalent method.

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 01, 2018

For the second time this year, UnityPoint employees have fallen for email phishing scams. This time, hackers may have accessed 1.4 million patients' information, including some financial data.

In healthcare, breach dangers come from inside the house

In healthcare, breach dangers come from inside the house

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 10, 2018

While healthcare organizations continue to struggle with ransomware, they also suffer breaches when their employees make mistakes, like leaving a laptop in a car where it can be stolen.

Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 31, 2018

As the plague of cyberattacks on health systems continues, HHS' Office for Civil Rights wants healthcare organizations to establish contingency plans to keep patient data secure.

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

By Tara Bannow  |  March 19, 2018

HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.

Allscripts sued over ransomware attack that downed system

Allscripts sued over ransomware attack that downed system

By Erica Teichert  |  January 26, 2018

A Florida-based provider accused Allscripts of failing to take necessary precautions to prevent a ransomware attack that shut down its cloud-based EHR and forced clients to cancel business.

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.

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