Privacy & Security

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.
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.
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.
Phishing attacks breach Alive Hospice

Credit: Alive Hospice on Facebook

By Jessica Davis 10:07 am July 18, 2018
Two employee email accounts were breached by phishing attacks, which potentially gave hackers access to a trove of highly sensitive data that varied by patient.
blockchain for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 08:56 am July 18, 2018
Hospitals ignoring blockchain risk being left behind, IT firms say, and they share advice about getting work underway.
Hackers breached one of the largest clinical laboratories in US in July.
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am July 17, 2018
Hackers breached one of the largest clinical laboratories over the weekend, forcing a shutdown of the network to contain the cyberattack.
underinvesting in cybersecurity can cost you a lot per patient record
By Jessica Davis 04:21 pm July 13, 2018
A breach in financial services, the second most expensive sector, costs only half of what hospitals wind up spending.
Healthcare security forum panel talks about cybersecurity innovation in San Francisco

On left, Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan moderates a panel at the Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm July 13, 2018
Here's a look at why a secure innovation foundation is important – and some advice for getting started building one.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 08:52 am July 13, 2018
The final in a four-part series maps out ways to get radio frequency identification tools right and what health org’s should expect to do, even when vendors claim “no IT involvement.”

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