Privacy & Security

biometrics entering new era in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:19 am July 30, 2018
Hospitals, consultants and tech vendors explain what’s happening now and where biometrics are headed.
Homeland Security warns of spike in ERP system attacks
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm July 26, 2018
The web-based applications are designed to help organizations manage finances, HR issues and more – meaning they contain troves of personal data sought by nation-state hackers and other cybercriminals.
By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm July 26, 2018
An investigation into a ransomware attack found hackers peppered Missouri-based Blue Springs Family Care with a variety of malware programs, which gave them full access to its systems.
RDP backdoors for $10 to hack into healthcare systems
By Jessica Davis 09:08 am July 25, 2018
With access to hacked machines cheaply available and thousands of new ports being added daily, it’s imperative to shore up this preventable threat.
LabCorp still recovering from ransomware
By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm July 20, 2018
Media reports claim that the notorious SamSam ransomware variant took down thousands of the medical testing giant’s servers through an RDP brute force attack, but the company won’t share the details.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Hackers breach 1.5 million Singapore patient records, including the prime minister's

The Ministry of Health Singapore. Credit: Google maps

By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm July 20, 2018
In what officials say was a "deliberate," highly targeted attack, cybercriminals repeatedly targeted Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal records.
what you need to know about Cass Regional EHR ransomware attack

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 05:13 pm July 19, 2018
Hackers got into the Missouri health system’s network by a brute force attack on its remote desktop protocol, the same access used by the notorious SamSam ransomware variant.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
phishing attack on Sunspire
By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm July 18, 2018
Employees fell victim to a targeted phishing campaign, which may have exposed sensitive data for some patients, including Social Security numbers and health insurance information.

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