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Syracuse Hospital Records of 1216 Individuals Impacted in HIPAA Breach

Syracuse Hospital Records of 1216 Individuals Impacted in HIPAA Breach

Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY, is getting in touch with 1,216 patients to advise them that some of their protected health information (PHI) has been impermissibly accessed by a former member of staff. Upstate University Hospital first identified the...

Reports: Ransomware Attacks Rise as Healthcare Sector is Heaviest Hit

Reports: Ransomware Attacks Rise as Healthcare Sector is Heaviest Hit

According to the most recent Beazley’s Q3 Breach Insights Report, Cyber Criminal campaigns attacks are increasing once again and healthcare is the most targeted sector. Ransomware attacks on healthcare groups comprised 37% of those managed by Beazley Breach Response...

Cybersecurity Activities Awareness Highlighted in New HHS OIG Web Page

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) is highlighting awareness of the measures it implements to address cyberthreats within the HHS and the healthcare sector as a whole and is implementing measure to raise transparency of...

PHI Breach Lawsuit Regarding California HIV Patient Will Go Ahead

PHI Breach Lawsuit Regarding California HIV Patient Will Go Ahead

A data breach, that saw the highly sensitive protected health information of 93 lower-income HIV positive individuals stolen by unauthorized individuals, will go to trial after a lawsuit submitted by Lambda Legal on behalf of a victim survived a motion to dismiss....

Uber Settles Data Breach by Paying $148m

Uber Settles Data Breach by Paying $148m

Uber, the peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, bicycle-sharing and transportation network company has settled a fine in relation to a 2016 cyber-attack that exposed data from 57 million customers and drivers for $148m. The payment in question settles the...

Ransomware Attack Hits Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

Ransomware Attack Hits Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

Honolulu-based Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific (FDIP) was hit by a ransomware attack on June 30 this year. File-encrypting software was uploaded to an FDIP server and encrypted a wide range of file types some of which were patient medical records. FDIP...

Phishing Attack Impacts 21,000 Reliable Respiratory Patients

Phishing Attack Impacts 21,000 Reliable Respiratory Patients

Reliable Respiratory, a Norwood, MA-based respiratory care organisation has been subjected to a phishing attack that has impacted several thousand of its clients. A cyberattack was first noticed on July 3, 2018, after the detection of unusual activity in an staff...

New Mexico Hospital Medical Records Found Scattered in Public

New Mexico Hospital Medical Records Found Scattered in Public

The New Mexico Department of Health is trying to ascertain how the private medical records of some of its clients came to fall from a truck while being taken from the hospital to a secure storage center. The records originated at Turquoise Lodge Hospital, a...

19,570 Missouri Care Members’ PHI Exposed in Mailing Error

19,570 Missouri Care Members’ PHI Exposed in Mailing Error

A mailing mistake that was sent to Missouri Care subscribers reminding them to reserve well-child visits has resulted in the accidental disclosure of the personal data of approximately 20,000 children to other Missouri Care subscribers. The personal information...

Email Account Hacked Discovered at InterAct of Michigan

Email Account Hacked Discovered at InterAct of Michigan

InterAct of Michigan, a provider of mental health and substance abuse treatments through health centers in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, has found an unauthorized person has obtained access to the email account of a staff member and may have viewed and copied the...

13,034 Patients Affected by MedSpring Urgent Care Breach

13,034 Patients Affected by MedSpring Urgent Care Breach

A group of urgent care clinics in Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, MedSpring Urgent Care has identified a breach that occurred when an unauthorized individual has gained access to an email account due to an employee being tricked by a...

$150,000 Settlement Proposed by Flowers Hospital for 2014 Data Breach

$150,000 Settlement Proposed by Flowers Hospital for 2014 Data Breach

A class action lawsuit submitted after a staff-member related data breach at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama in 2014 is likely to be settled. The settlement is awaiting final court approval, although approval seems imminent and a resolution to this four-year legal...

Billings Clinic Worker has Email Account Hacked while Overseas

Billings Clinic Worker has Email Account Hacked while Overseas

An employee's email account, that contained the protected health information of approximately 8,400 patients of Billings Clinic in Billings, MT has been illegally accessed. The breach was discovered by the clinic’s cybersecurity systems on May 14, 2018, with unusual...

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