Privacy & Security

IBM blockchain Linux Hyperledger
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 pm March 20, 2017
Big Blue also announced new developer and governance tools for blockchain.
ransomware breach reports
By Jessica Davis 08:50 am March 20, 2017
More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily and healthcare is the largest target. Despite HHS requirements and significant risk of untimely notification, however, breach reporting doesn’t match up.
health data breaches incidents
By Jessica Davis 08:48 am March 20, 2017
The uptick in ransomware is giving rise to a new question of whether hackers actually breach the data they encrypt or not and, in turn, how victimized organizations should respond.  
Russian officers Yahoo hacking

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the United States will vigorously prosecute cyberattackers.

By Bernie Monegain 12:59 pm March 15, 2017
A grand jury indicted two Russian Federal Security Service officers, a Russian resident and a Kazakh national for directing, aiding and paying criminal hackers.
By Jessica Davis 11:49 am March 14, 2017
The backup drive contained a trove of EHR data, including Social Security numbers and insurance policy details.
healthcare compromised email credentials
By Jessica Davis 12:26 pm March 10, 2017
Hackers gain access through phishing and key-logging attacks. The Evolve IP report found that more than 76 percent of these stolen passwords can be found on the dark web.
Google DeepMind blockchain health
By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm March 10, 2017
DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, is developing a new technology similar to blockchain for secure tracking of patient health data.
By Jessica Davis 04:18 pm March 07, 2017
Brand New Day, a Medicare-approved health plan, is notifying 14,005 patients of a potential breach of electronic protected health information after an unauthorized access through a third-party vendor system.

CP Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra

By Mike Miliard 11:08 am March 07, 2017
The HCI Group, which works with major providers on end-to-end implementation of electronic health record systems, offering support for Epic, Cerner and others, will be acquired by Tech Mahindra in a $110 million deal.
By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm March 03, 2017
The master keys for the ransomware strain Dharma – a Crysis variant – were released on the security website BleepingComputer on March 1.

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