Weak security controls and practices are putting Australian patients’ data at high risk for cyberattacks, according to a new government audit in Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state.
The unauthorized access also included Social Security numbers, credit card data and banking information – but not laboratory results, the company said.
Navicent Health, has revealed that after more than six months of study, it has determined that a cyberattack last year exposed the protected health information of more than 278,000 individuals.
A ransomware attack reported by a business associate that impacted more than three dozen clients and nearly 207,000 individuals.
Investigations to determine the cause of the incident are ongoing but preliminary findings show that a weak administrator password could have left the website vulnerable.
Joyce is HIV positive, and was told in the call that this information – along with details of more than 14,000 other infected people in Singapore – had been made public in a massive data breach.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Medtronic have issued warnings about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain cardiac.
Two recent data breaches at organizations in the healthcare sector illustrate that systems beyond those directly related to patient care can be at risk.
The cost is directly tied to a loss of productivity, reputation damage, and service disruption, among other business impacts.
A misconfigured database at UW Medicine in Washington state that left patient data exposed on the internet for several weeks resulted in a breach affecting 974,000 individuals.
A proposed $3.1 million settlement has been reached in a data breach class action lawsuit against Community Health Systems stemming from a 2014 cyberattack that affected 4.5 million individuals.
Alaska state authorities are notifying up to 700,000 individuals of a health department data breach reported to regulators last June as affecting only 501 people.
Several health data breaches involving phishing attackshave been added to the federal health data breach tally this month.
A new report from Malwarebytes Labs suggests that hackers are turning to subtler, more long-lasting attacks to harvest intellectual property, personal data, and more.
While the largest number of data breaches occurred at health care providers’ sites, it’s health care plans that account for the greatest number of patient records stolen.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach.
Email was arguably the biggest cybersecurity challenge in healthcare this year, but hackers are increasing in sophistication, while the sector struggles to keep up.
Get something wrong in the realm of corporate communications, and you can count on hearing about it. Get something right, and most of the time no one notices.
About 30 new health data breaches – including a phishing attack impacting 1.4 million individuals – have been added in recent weeks, pushing the total victim count for 2018 so far to 6.1 million.
Healthcare continued to be a lucrative target for hackers with weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and phishing emails dominating the year.
Recent cases of potential PHI data breaches involve an unauthorized email sent to a business associate and a phishing scam.
RThe number of health data breach victims added to the official federal tally so far in 2018 has doubled in recent weeks to more than 2 million.
This week, DNA testing service MyHeritage revealed that hackers had breached 92 million of its accounts.
HEALTHCARE continued to be a lucrative target in 2017 with weaponised ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and phishing emails dominating the year.
THROUGHOUT 2017, patient medical information remained vulnerable to both internal and external threats. Hacking and ransomware attacks as well as malicious insiders continue to jeopardize the security of protected health information.
Although the calendar has turned from 2017 to 2018, the headlines for data breaches as the result of email attacks aren’t all that different from last year.
Organizations of all sizes need to be working toward maintaining proper data privacy and security measures in the healthcare industry.
A recent study examined the prevalence of password sharing among healthcare providers.
When the medical records of about 150,000 people in Patient Home Monitoring Corp.’s database were exposed in September.
An analysis of healthcare data breaches for the first half of the year shows that the healthcare industry is on the path to suffer more one data breach a day this year.
In July and August, it appeared that there were some signs of progress in terms of how long it took to discover a health data breach.
Unintended data disclosure, accounted for 41 percent of reported health data breaches the first nine months in 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security and Siemens have issued alerts over potential medical device vulnerabilities affecting medical molecular imaging systems.
A U.K. tabloid is reporting that a contractor that provides services to the National Health System has been attacked by a hacker who claims to have stolen 1.2 million patient records.
Recent potential data breaches include a ransomware attack, a keylogger virus, and a phishing attack.
With studies showing lackluster mobile health app privacy and security policies, sensitive patient data could be vulnerable.
In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe.
The UK government is to invest £21m in a bid to beef up cybersecurity within the NHS in the wake of the devastating WannaCry cyber-attack that took many of the organization’s services offline.
Can you please outline the results of Accenture’s recent survey on healthcare data breaches among England consumers? What were the main findings?
Four of the top five reported data breach incidents thus far in 2017 are caused by healthcare hacking, according to OCR.
A recent patient portal security mishap at a Texas-based cancer testing laboratory is the latest reminder of the need to safeguard sensitive health information on web-based applications and websites.
While the federal health data breach tally shows that hacker incidents continue to rise in 2017, regulators are offering up some insights from their investigations into a handful of ransomware-related breaches reported in 2016.
One of the biggest threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyber attacks on electronic health information systems.
Medical records are kept by OMPs and ONPs on medical and occupational health issues of the employees. The NH Act, provides that persons in charge of health establishments must ensure that health records are kept securely.
Over the last seven months the POPIA articles have dealt with responsibility, processing, purpose, further processing, information quality and transparency or openness.
The risk of data breaches at U.S. hospitals is greater at larger facilities and hospitals that have a major teaching mission, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Only 28 percent of healthcare employees demonstrated the privacy and security awareness to prevent incidents that could lead to the exposure of protected health information (PHI).
According to the recent 2016 Mid Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), the national health insurance grant will be increased by R9 million to fund the strengthening of health information systems in the Western Cape and KZN.
After a noticeable decline in the number of hacking incidents, insider-related breach incidents have doubled relative to the previous month.