In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors examine the story of a Maryland couple facing charges for giving military medical records to Russia, the sentencing of a former Seattle tech worker for her massive Capital One hack, and why David Hatfield resigned as co-CEO of cloud security vendor Lacework.
If exploited, a hard-coded credential vulnerability in certain BD medical laboratory equipment used for cancer screenings could allow an attacker to access, modify or delete sensitive patient information, the manufacturer and federal authorities warn.
A cybersecurity incident at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, a system of 1,500 healthcare sites across 21 states and one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems, is disrupting medical care after the healthcare system took offline some of its electronic health records systems.
A watchdog security audit of a south Texas VA center identified a variety of deficiencies related to legacy systems still in use years after no longer being supported with vendor updates. The findings represent the state of security at many organizations across the healthcare sector, experts say.
Healthcare providers and their health IT vendors need more time to meet a pending federal deadline to comply with information-sharing regulations that pertain to an expanding set of electronic health information, say a slew of heavyweight lobbying groups in a letter to federal regulators.
A congressional deal will ensure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can continue collecting fees from medical device manufacturers but at the price of dropping increased cybersecurity mandates for the industry. Requiring manufacturers to patch devices had bipartisan support.
Ransomware hackers made good on a threat to publish patient and staff data stolen from a French hospital after administrators said they refused on principal to pay out. François Braun, French minister of social affairs and health, said that the government will "not give in to these criminals."
Two federal indictments against APT41, a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group, haven't slowed down its operations, the U.S. government acknowledges in a warning telling the healthcare sector to be vigilant about the threat actor. The hackers are believed to be at large, likely in China.
Scammers are taking advantage of the monkeypox virus outbreak to launch phishing campaigns targeting healthcare providers and public health organizations to harvest credentials, the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center says.
Errol Weiss, chief security officer of Health-ISAC for the past three years, watched the healthcare sector undergo a historic revolution in the digital delivery of services to patients. Also in that time, the attack surface grew exponentially. How can entities best defend it?
Recent hacking incidents involving an emergency medical transport company and a firm that provides billing services to ambulance companies underscore how protected health information is subject to risk and oversight alike before a patient even steps into a hospital.
Federal authorities have issued urgent advisories - and Medtronic a voluntary product recall - about a cybersecurity flaw in some of the company's insulin pumps. If exploited, the flaw could result in patients receiving too little or too much insulin, which in extreme cases could result in death.
The Department of Health and Human Services slapped three dental practices with fines and corrective action plans in its latest round of HIPAA enforcement actions involving patient right of access. The actions come just days after a new director of the Office for Civil Rights assumed office.
Cybercriminals are netting multimillion-dollar hauls by targeting healthcare industry payment processing, the FBI warns. The criminals use publicly available personally identifiable information and deploy social engineering techniques to impersonate care providers.
A Texas nonprofit, safety net medical center is still struggling to fully bring its communications and other systems back online two weeks after a ransomware attack in which cybercriminals have demanded a ransom in the "tens of millions of dollars.