As many as 9,000 patients of the multispecialty group had their data exposed when a third-party vendor posted the information to its website.
The hackers installed ransomware on the systems of Allscripts, Medstar Health, and others, sealing off access to data until the companies paid a ransom in bitcoin.
A hacker got into one of Atrium Health's third party vendors, AccuDoc, in September 2018, potentially revealing personal data but not medical or financial information.
Several years ago, hackers stole the personal information of all UPMC employees. Now, UPMC is still dealing with the legal aftermath, with a judge reviving the employees' suit against the health system.
A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people.
Data breaches at healthcare organizations have consistently increased year over year, with 277 breaches between the beginning of 2018 and Oct. 1, compared with 271 during the same period last year.
Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for a data breach that affected almost 79 million people. It's the largest data-breach settlement to date, and it signals the importance of conducting deep risk assessments.
In the largest HIPAA settlement ever, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million over its 2015 data breach that affected nearly 79 million people.
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.
Connected devices are a boon to patients but only if they're impermeable to hackers.
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.
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.